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A greyish envelope with a handwritten address to Mr. and Mrs. P.M. Goldsmith-Krilb. Includes writing in red pencil over the address. Back flap includes a return address to Betty Sara Saalberg and censor tape.
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 "Sara" envelope was sent to the United States just six days before Pearl Harbor. It was returned with the notation "return no service." Interestingly, it was returned sealed and without contents. It was handled by Berlin rather than the Frankfort censors.
4 1/2 x 5 1/2"
reich seal, Pearl Harbor, Censor, No service, Berlin, United States, P.M. Goldsmith, P.M. Goldsmith-Krilb, P.M. Krilb, Betty Sara Saalberg, Betty Saalberg
1941-1943: Deportation & Extermination: Concentration Camps and Extermination Centers
""Sara" Envelope" (1941). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.297.