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Margaretha Rosenfeld papers

Document | Accession Number: 1997.119.11

The Margaretha Rosenfeld papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, financial records, and subject files documenting Margaretha’s non‐Jewish heritage, her husband’s Jewish heritage, and the financial and social discrimination they suffered under the Nazi regime.
Biographical materials include birth and marriage certificates, proof of “Aryan” descent, wills, and quitclaims documenting Jewish and non‐Jewish heritage, estates, and the inheritance of family legacies. Correspondence files primarily document Bernhard Rosenfeld’s Jewish status, his being forced to take the name “Israel” and wear the yellow star, his death, and questions regarding his estate and the payment of funeral costs. Dresdner Bank records document Margaretha and Bernhard Rosenfeld’s holdings with the Bank. Subject files document punitive Judenvermögensabgabe tax levied against the Rosenfelds, the placement of the Rosenfelds’ bank accounts under the supervision of the Foreign Exchange Office (Devisenstelle), and the forced sale of Bernhard Rosenfeld’s house. These files also document the termination of the Rosenfelds’ telephone service because Jewish residents lived in the house.

inclusive:  1869-1945
1 box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 17:54:12
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