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Object ID

2012.1.301

Object Name

Postcard

Date

2-8-1941

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Description

Tan postcard with red printed postcard lines. Handwritten address to Robert Lederer and return address from Max Israel Tausky. Includes 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 is an "Israel" postcard sent from Max "Israel" Tausky in Vienna to Robert Lederer in the Hongkew district of the Shanghai Ghetto via Siberia. Note the AB censor marker.

Dimensions

4 1/4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

censor, Shanghai, Siberia, stamp, Vienna, Robert Lederer, Max Israel Tausky, Max Tausky

Subcollection

Ghettos

“Israel” Envelope to Shanghai from Vienna via Siberia

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