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Certificate of Citizenship document case belonging to German Jewish prewar emigre

Object | Accession Number: 2012.455.8

Folding citizenship certificate case that belonged to Dr. Leo Nast, a chemical engineer, who left Hamburg, Germany, for the United States in July 1934. Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933. Leo had long opposed the politics of Hitler and the Nazi Party and Leo and his wife Bertha decided to leave Germany. Their immigration was sponsored by the Catalin Corporation, a plastics company that employed Leo after his arrival in the US. The Nazi dictatorship enacted anti-Jewish laws and the persecution of Jews grew increasingly harsh. In 1939, Leo arranged for his mother, Frederica, to come to the US. In May 1940, he sponsored the immigration of his niece, Johanna Cohn, her husband Arthur, and their 18 year old daughter Irma, from Breslau, Germany.

Date
approximately 1940  (received)
Geography
issue : United States
Language
English
Classification
Containers
Category
Cases
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irma Cohn Clemens
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:44
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