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Tan postcard with green postcard lines. Includes typewritten address to "An die Berliner Handelsgesell-schaft" (Currency Exchange Office in Berlin) and handwritten return address to Herman Israel Reinauer. Includes a typewritten message.
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. Here, Herman "Israel" Reinauer complied with the law concerning the regulation of Jewish forenames. This postcard was addressed to the Currency Exchange Office in Berlin.
4 x 5 3/4"
currency exchange, office, Berlin, Bayreuth, Berliner Handelsgesell-schaft, Herman Israel Reinauer, Herman Reinauer
1939-1941: Concentration:Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads); WWII in Europe
""Israel" Postcard" (1939). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.287.