The beginning of the end of German Jewry

1933

JAN
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Closely written page in horizontal format
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Typewritten letter bearing the letterhead of the Vossische Zeitung
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FEB
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Document with decorated border
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Short typewritten note on the headed paper of the Ullstein publishing house
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A short typed letter bearing the letterhead of the Reich Commissioner for Prussia.
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Photograph of a little girl in a shiny suit and cap balancing a tray of business cards on one hand.
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Printed flier
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Program featuring a clear typographic design and listing the dance pieces, composers and artists.
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Letter sent by Benno Chajes to the Schöneberg District Court concerning Eduard Bernstein’s estate, 21 February 1933.
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Horizontal-format card filled out by typewriter and by hand.
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Closely typewritten sheet of paper
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MAR
Small vertical-format card with the member’s name, address and party membership number entered on the front. Contribution stamps featuring a portrait of Chancellor Bismarck have been glued on the back.
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Decorative fold-out card featuring Berlin sights
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Pencil drawing of the superimposed heads of Bismarck, Hindenburg and Hitler.
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Handwritten sheet of paper
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Stamped form, filled out by typewriter, with numerous signatures by examiners and teachers
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Page in a poetry album with a verse written in Sütterlin script
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Vertical-format card with Reiss’s name, address and profession entered by hand.
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Closely typewritten letter on carbon paper
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Ink-written letter
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Typed and copied letter
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Report card form, filled out by hand, with the signature of the school director, class teacher and Mirjam’s father
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Short typewritten acknowledgement of receipt on an A4-format sheet with signature
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Small horizontal-format form, filled out, bearing the stamp of the Regensburg police department.
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APR
Members of the SA standing in front of a shop window with a bucket, brush and leaflets. Passers-by are looking on with expressions ranging from interested to gleeful.
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Closely typed letter
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Typewritten letter
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Vertical-format fold-out card with a drawing of a steamship on the front and a six-course menu inside.
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Typed letter
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Closely written sheet of paper.
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Silhouette of a small angel on a branch conducting a flock of singing birds perched on the surrounding branches.
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Official certificate with a Reich eagle
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Typed, copied sheet of paper
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Note written hastily in pencil on a small piece of paper bearing the stamp of the SA Darmstadt
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Typewritten sheet of paper
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Typed letter with signature and stamp
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MAY
Black-and-white photo in horizontal format showing an open-top car with Hindenburg, Hitler and uniformed attendants. In the background there are people in both civilian and military dress, their arms raised in the Hitler salute. Two photographers are standing to the right of the car.
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A six-year-old boy in shorts holding a cone full of candy and smiling sheepishly at the camera.
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Typewritten letter on a DIN A5 sheet bearing the letterhead of the district committee of Osthavelland
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Letter written in a child’s handwriting, decorated with colorful drawings.
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Handwritten certificate
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Document filled out by hand
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Group photo of nine adults and six children with an elderly lady sitting in the middle. The photo was taken in the garden and a large house and trees can be seen in the background.
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An open truck on the bed of which men sit crowded together on benches, some in uniform. The truck is driving down a street, accompanied by uniformed marchers. Passersby look on from the sidewalk.
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Green identification card filled out by hand with a passport photo and stamps from the university office.
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Sheet of paper with letterhead written on the front and back in ink.
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Handwritten letter on graph paper
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Postcard hastily written in pencil
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Typewritten letter with letterhead of the Lübeck Israelite Community
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Handwritten minutes covering two pages
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JUN
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Open passport with photo, stamps and handwritten entries
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Letter with a typewritten right-hand column
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Cover of a thin black album with a silver funeral motif depicting a gravestone inscribed with “Rest in Peace” and a weeping willow.
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Handwritten sheet of paper
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Form filled out by typewriter and bearing a stamp and signature
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Several stapled and folded pages with numerous ink and adhesive stamps and signatures
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Typed letter with several taped tears
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Short letter written in Sütterlin script on a sheet of paper
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JUL
A book bound in blue and red leather with a gold embossed cover and a gold-colored tassel.
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Printed form filled out by hand and signed by five faculty members
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Yellowed sheet of paper, typewritten and copied, with damaged edges.
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Typewritten sheet of paper
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Vertical-format photo showing a man in a bathing suit with a girl in his arms wearing a summer dress. They are standing amidst large stones, perhaps in a dry river bed, and looking cheerfully at the camera. Fir trees can be seen in the background.
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Closely typed sheet of paper bearing the letterhead of the Reich Association of Dentists
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Two pages of an open identification document with handwritten entries, stamps and a passport photo of a young man in a suit.
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Typed letter
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Closely typed sheet of paper
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Long article running over two pages with four fashion photos of various hat designs
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Typed letter bearing the letterhead of the Apolda city council
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AUG
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Typed and copied letter
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Handwritten letter
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Postcard with address, sender and Austrian stamps
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Form, filled out by hand, with an official seal and stamps
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Handwritten sheet of paper in vertical format with folds and stains
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Document in Hebrew script with handwritten entries
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Typewritten letter
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SEP
Open telegram form with stamps and telex tape
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Form filled out by hand with the blue letterhead of the Luna Park Wave Pool and Spa
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Letter written in a child’s Suetterlin hand
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Preprinted form on a small piece of cardboard, filled out by hand.
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Postcard with address, sender and German stamps
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Closely typed sheet of paper
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Handwritten letter of several pages composed by two people
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Letter written in Sütterlin script, the lower section decorated with several pencil drawings.
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Typewritten text on carbon paper
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Wooden cigar box cover featuring colorful paper and a portrait photo of a boy
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Typed letter on the headed paper of the Virchow-Wedding gymnastics club in Berlin.
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Form filled out by hand
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Form filled out by hand with a stamp and signatures
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OCT
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ID form in Gothic script, filled out by hand. A passport photo of a child has been attached to the required field, punched in the corners and stamped twice.
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Form, filled out by hand and signed
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Typewritten pages
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Plain postcard with typed text, handwritten notes added
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Closely typed grid paper.
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Form printed in Gothic type with decorative border, stamps, and preprinted signatures. Filled in with typescript.
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Landscape-format form with black and red border and logo, filled in by hand
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Typed form, filled in by hand
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A nurse feeding two toddlers in children’s chairs.
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Typewritten document with signature and stamp at the end
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Typed document signed and stamped by the Chemnitz taxation office
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NOV
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Closely typed text on carbon paper
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Typed document
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Typewritten letter
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Double-page spread from a pocket calendar with handwritten, diary-like entries.
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Typewrittenletter on the Alpine Club’s Noris chapter stationery
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Typed letter
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Typed letter on carbon paper
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Typed form on carbon paper, filled out by hand
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Closely typed letter on the headed paper of the Cultural League of German Jews
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Printed program
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Two young men in their twenties or teens working in front of a brick wall. The young man on the right, dressed in a work coat, is mixing plaster with a stick in a wooden tub. The one on the left, wearing a shirt, pants and cap, is spreading the mixture on the wall with the help of a large board with a handle.
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DEC
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Front of a yellowed membership card filled out by hand
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Typed letter with handwritten entries on the stationery of the German Bar Association
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Short typed letter on sculptor Julius Obst’s stationery, which is adorned with a Star of David.
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Handwritten letter
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Notebook with a colorful binding embossed with the words “Concerts and Theater”
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Closely typed letter on carbon paper bearing the letterhead of the Jewish Youth Aid
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Letter written in ink
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Typed pages
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Typed letter on the stationary of the Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith
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Black-and-white photograph of two men performing in an elegant setting. The younger man wearing glasses and a suit is seated at an open grand piano while the older musician, with his striking white curly hair, is standing next to him playing the violin.
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Typewritten letter which Schwalbe copied onto a sheet of his stationery using carbon paper. The stationery bears the letterhead of his dental practice in Berlin and Schwalbe added his Tehran address.
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Letter written in blue ink in Sütterlin script
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