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Document titled, "Geburtsurkunde" with typewritten information and blue signature.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
An assemblage of three documents (2012.1.19-.21), the first sent from Karlsruhe by the General Prosecutor to Bernard Koch, whose son wishes to marry an aryan woman, Helga Krebs, whose name suggests that she might be Jewish. In part: "... Your son Justice Inspector Heinrich Koch, needs to attest that his bride and her parents have German blood and ancestry. He will have to bring in the marriage certificates of the bride's parents as well as a birth certificate for her grandmother (Maria Elisabetha Detsel). I will send back the document of compliance which I will receive from the unit doctor as well as the declaration of Oscar Krebs [bride's father] from 20.5.1943." This set includes an original cover with SS stamp, Maria Elisabetha Detzel's birth certificate stating that she was born in 1868 in Bacharach, and a document from the aforementioned Oscar Krebs stating that he agrees that his daughter will marry Koch.
[Related items: 2012.1.19ab, 2012.1.20]
8 x 6"
Maria Elisabetha Detzel, Birth certificate, Reich seal
"Birth Certificate for Maria Elisabetha Detzel" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.20.