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Object ID

2012.1.285

Object Name

Postcard

Date

1-28-1941

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Description

Grey envelope with seven different-colored stamps with typewritten address to Miss Marga Henle and typewritten return address on back flap to Dr. Rudolf Israel Kahn.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

A law enacted August 17, 1938 required Jews with non-Jewish forenames to assume the name "Sara" if a woman and "Israel" if a man. This law became effective January 1, 1939. These names were to be used on all correspondence - private or official - including return addresses on mail. This is a registered "Isrrael" envelope from Stuttgart to Cincinatti, Ohio. The sender was a professional doctor but could only treat Jewish patients -- not Germans. The envelope was received February 27, 1941.

Dimensions

4 1/4 x 6"

Keywords

Cincinatti, Ohio, Stamps, Doctor, Marga Henle, Rudolf Israel Kahn

Subcollection

Early

“Israel” Envelope to Ohio
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