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Zollfahndungszweigstelle Brünn (D 25)

Document | Accession Number: 2019.27.1 | RG Number: RG-48.045

Investigative files pertaining to the confiscation by the Customs Investigation Office Brno and Gestapo Brünn of assets and valuables of Jews. In many cases, there are arrest warrants issued by the Gestapo for Jews suspected of having fled with their assets or suspected of hiding their assets or having moved their assets abroad in preparation for their emigration. The investigative files feature criminal complaints by non-Jews about their Jewish neighbors, employers and acquaintances whom they suspect of hiding assets, detailed reports about house searches and arrests, interrogation protocols, and correspondence with various agencies such as the Zollfahndungsstelle Wien (Customs Investigation Office Brno) and the Zentralstelle für jüdische Auswanderung (Central Agency for Jewish Emgration) for the period from 1939 to ca. 1942. Types of confiscated assets and valuables include safe deposit boxes, savings accounts, life insurances, stocks and bonds, real estate, jewelry, home furnishings and antiques, artwork, automobiles, guns and rifles, small businesses, factories, and entire industries. Includes communication with the local Jewish Community in Brno about pending emigration cases, the procurement of foreign currencies, the payment of taxes, and the like. Also includes documentation about appointed commissioners (kommissarische Verwalter) and the sale of expropriated Jewish property to non-Jewish buyers, as well as cases involving the smuggling of foreign currency.

Collection Subtitle
Customs Investigation Office Brno
Date
inclusive:  1939-1945
Language
German
Extent
57,741 digital images.
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Record last modified: 2019-04-01 11:10:25
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