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Leopold Prinz document

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    Description
    Consists of German identification card (Kennkarte) of Leopold Prinz, born in 1888, which was issued on February 6, 1939. The document identifies Mr. Prinz as a Jewish man living in Berlin and includes a photograph. Mr. Prinz was able to leave Germany in 1939 and emigrated with his mother to Haiti and, in 1940, to the United States.
    Date
    inclusive:  1939
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Karen Jacobson
    Collection Creator
    Leopold Prinz
    Biography
    Leopold Prinz was born on November 15, 1888 in Berlin, Germany. He studied law in Berlin and became a jurist while also working as a merchant in the garment industry. Leopold entered into the German army during World War I. in the 1930s, Mr. Prinz was sent to an unknown concentration camp where he was assigned to work in the uniform department (Kleiderkammer). He emigrated from Germany to Haiti with his mother in 1939. He and his mother were able to emigrate to the United States in 1940 under sponsorship by Victor Noerdlinger, who worked as a fabric wholesaler in New York City. Leopold reunited with his sister, Klara and her husband, Artur Fraenckel in Kew Gardens, New York. Leopold never married and lived with his sister until his death in 1964.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German English
    Extent
    1 folder

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Karen Jacobson donated her great-uncle, Leopold Prinz's collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:38:47
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