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Tan envelope with printed layout titled, "Finanzamt Wilmersdorf-Süd." Includes handwritten address to Hugo Israel Jakob.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: 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. The finance office sent this official cover to Hugo "Israel" Jacob at Badensche Street NN.21, Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Information on left advises to fulfill your national duty by paying your taxes promptly. The tax number of the addressee is given. On the reverse side the mailman writes that the recipient is unknown on aforementioned street and the post office confirms by rubber stamp with red ink that the addressee could not be located. In all probability this is because Mr. Jacob had been deported to Auschwitz in 1943. It is assumed he perished.
5 x 7"
stamp, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, tax, Reich seal, Hugh Israel Jacob, Hugh Jacob, Hugo Jakob
"Berlin Finance Office Mail:Jewish Mail Recipient Cannot Be Located" (1944). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.291.