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Tan postcard with handwritten address to the "Berliner Handelsgesell-schaft" (Currency Exchange Office in Berlin) with handwritten message in black ink.
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 "Israel" card came from the U.S. to the Berlin Currency Exchange. Note that upon receipt the card were numbered and dated.
3 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Air mail, New York, Germany, James Monroe stamp, Jefferson stamp, Berliner Handelsgesell-schaft
1939-1941: Concentration:Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads); WWII in Europe
"Israel Postcard from New York to Berlin Currency Exchange On Eve of World War II" (1939). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.288.