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Typed Nazi SS tax memo about assets confiscated from a Jewish woman

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.572

Typed letter on SS Nazi Party letterhead from the head of the Tax Office, Mountain Brigade 96 in Austria concerning the confiscated of assets from Jews in Austria. The letter records the amount received from Anne Wollner of Leoben, about whom nothing further is known. Nazi Germany annexed Austria in March 1938, an event met with approval by most of the populace. Anti-Jewish policies were enacted, stripping Jews of their civil rights, their jobs, and their property. The November 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom was exceptionally violent in Austria. Most of the synagogues were burned, Jewish businesses and homes were vandalized, and thousands were sent to Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps. By 1940, about 117,00 of the 192,000 Jews had left Austria. Mass deportations began in October 1941, and by November 1942, only about 7000 Jews remained. This letter is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.Jews had emigrated.

creation:  1938 July 09
creation: Leoben (Styria, Austria)
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Object Type
Letters (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:35:41
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