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KZ Documents


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
KZ-10
KZ Lager Auschwitz Death Camp Letter 1940 Dated Document
This is a 13 October 1940 dated letter from the KZ Lager Auschwitz concentration camp. It is written in a very clear hand in blue quill pen ink, however, there are a number of stains that have blurred the ink in places. Most of the document remains readable.

The content is a letter from a son to his mother. In it, he thanks her for her letter of September 25th, which he received on the 30th. The letter indicates he is being treated well, he isn't cold, and similar things that would pass the censors. He thanks her for sending 50RM on his birthday, that it would come in handy. He further thanks her for all the good wishes, and returns his. He closes it as "Love to you, Mother, and those you speak with, your loving son, Wacek." (the name is a bit difficult to read).

This is a view of the inside of the letter.

It measures 8-1/4 by 12 inches, opened. It was written on an official approved form, with all the usual instructions regarding content and mailing.

The condition is near very good, excepting the staining, which is tolerable.

$499.99 Available
KZ-11
KZ Lager Auschwitz Death Camp Letter 1943 Dated Document
This is a 12 September 1943 dated letter, sent from KZ Lager Auschwitz.

It is written in a fairly clear, strong German hand in pencil. It appears to be from a woman to her husband (?) Andrew, and her children.

The content is the usual thanks for letters received on the 22nd, and 31st of August, thanks and well-wishes and greetings. The body of the letter references the sending of packages, apparently with a weight limit of 10kg, of which 15 cigarettes or 50 grams of tobacco are allowed. Some mention of wurst and a specific (sturdy?) bread, and other items. The letter closes with the usual greetings and well-wishes for several people.

It is stamped by the camp censor over the signature.

This is a view of the inside, with all the significant content. This is a view of the rear, which is unmarked, outside of the form boxes.

It measures 8-3/4 by 12-1/2 inches. It was written on an official approved form, with all the usual instructions regarding content and mailing.

The condition is near very good with some edge wear apparent.

$349.99 Available
   

 

KZ-12
KZ Lager Auschwitz Death Camp Letter 25.2.44 Dated Document

This is a 25 February 1944 dated letter, sent from KZ Lager Auschwitz to Radon.

It is written in a fairly clear, strong German hand in pencil. It appears to be from a woman to her husband (?)  The content is the usual thanks for letters received.  The letter closes with the usual greetings and well-wishes for several people. It is stamped by the camp censor .

This is a view of the inside, with all the significant content.  This is a view of the rear, which is unmarked, outside of the form boxes.  It was written on an official approved form, with all the usual instructions regarding content and mailing.

 It measures 8-3/4 by 12-1/2 inches.

Here are other views.  1   2

 

$349.99 Available

Vienna Police Austrian Jews Documents


This section contains early wartime Vienna (Wien, Osterreich) documents pertaining to the Jewish population. In the years 1940-1942 a number of harsh regulations and requirements were placed on the Jews regarding their rights (or more accurately, the restriction of their rights).

They are listed in chronological order. You can see the intensity of regulation increasing as time passes.

The first item is a Table of Contents for a file on the regulations from January 1939 to July 1941. Following that are a number of memos and documents dated from September 1941 to May 1942.

There are quite a few documents, we will list them as time permits. Translations are approximate, but reflect the content fairly accurately.

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
JD-01
Regulations List 1941 Document
This is a circa July 1941 dated table of contents of regulations pertaining to Jews in Vienna from January 1939 to July 1941. It is written in a fairly clear hand in black quill pen ink, however, there are a number of items that are difficult for us to translate. Most of the document remains readable.

The content is a list of regulations,  memoranda, documents, and other correspondence. The title and date, the relevant agency, a brief description, and the location of the orders. The items we can identify are shown below, corresponding to the number on the left side of the page.

  1. 25 Jan 39 Office memo pertaining to lectures given at Jewish organizations.
  2. 7 Feb 39 Notification to all offices regarding questioning of Jews (interrogations?)
  3. 4 Jul 39 Notification of regulations regarding Jews gathering together in Jewish houses
  4. 13 Jul 39 Law regarding the above
  5. 16 Sep 39 Office memo regarding Jewish newspaper (censoring?)
  6. 10 Oct 39 Office memo regarding Jewish gatherings not of a religious nature
  7. 23 Mar 40 Memo regarding Jewish 6:30 curfew
  8. 18 Apr 40 Memo regarding travel restrictions
  9. 17 Nov 40 Memo regarding Laws pertaining to Jewish illness (medical treatment)
  10. 28 Jan 41 Notification received by telephone (content not specified, probably re: evacuation of Jews from Vienna)
  11. 13 Feb 41 Memo regarding Evacuation of Vienna native Jews
  12. 21 Mar 41 Telephonic orders regarding Evacuation of all Jews
  13. 18 Jul 41 New Laws regarding Jewish shopping in stores

It measures 8-1/4 by 11-3/4 inches. It has holes in the left margin and some edge wear apparent.

The condition is near very good.

$474.99 Available

JD-02
Restriction of Travel without a Police Permit 1941 Document
This is a 24 September 1941 dated document which cites several references to documents issued earlier in September regarding Jewish travel.

This document forbids the Jews from using any transportation, to include rental cars and public transportation without a police-issued permit. Jewish workers requiring permits are to obtain them from the local police.

The back of the document is a distribution list, with all the cognizant agencies and number of copies to be issued.

The order was effective on signing, 30 September 1941. The document was received 2 October 1941.

It measures 8-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches. It has holes in the left margin from filing.

The condition is near excellent.

$479.99 Available

JD-02
Restriction of Travel without a Police Permit 1941 Document
This is a 24 September 1941 dated document which cites several references to documents issued earlier in September regarding Jewish travel.

This document forbids the Jews from using any transportation, to include rental cars and public transportation without a police-issued permit. Jewish workers requiring permits are to obtain them from the local police.

The back of the document is a distribution list, with all the cognizant agencies and number of copies to be issued.

The order was effective on signing, 30 September 1941. The document was received and filed 2 October 1941.

It measures 8-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches. It has holes in the left margin from filing.

The condition is near excellent.

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JD-03
Order Regarding Jewish Burial and Cemetery Visiting Hours 1941 Document
This is a 1 November 1941 dated document to the attention of Chief of Police.

This document details that the Jews may only use specified cemeteries for burial. Cremation is disallowed. Visiting hours at the cemeteries are restricted to 8am to 12pm (noon) on weekdays only. Weekends and holidays visitation is disallowed.

The remainder of the document is a distribution list, with all the cognizant agencies and number of copies to be issued. Note the list now includes the Gestapo.

The order was effective on signing, 7 November 1941. The document was received and filed 12 November 1941.

It measures 8-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches. It has holes in the left margin from filing.

The condition is near excellent.

$474.99 Available

JD-04
Orders to be Issued In Duplicate with GESTAPO Copy 1941 Document
This is a 20 December 1941 dated document to the attention of Chief of Police.

This document expressly states that all documents are to be submitted in duplicate, effective immediately, with the original staying with the issuing agency, the with duplicate to be forwarded to the Secret Police (Gestapo), state police, Vienna.

The remainder of the document is a distribution list, with all the cognizant agencies and number of copies to be issued. Note the list now includes the Gestapo.

The order was effective on signing, 30 December 1941. The document was received and filed 3 January 1942.

It measures 8-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches. It has holes in the left margin from filing.

The condition is near excellent.

$474.99 Available
JD-05
Form for Jews to List Treasures and Artworks 1941 Document
This is a December 1941 dated blank form document for the Jewish Art Society to use to request police permission for transferring ownership of art objects, or other fortune, wealth, riches or property.

This document is blank. The content is the usual form data for the police precinct, address and proposal. There is space for a description of the object, price, worth, etc.

The lower portion is a receipt, and places for signatures.

It was received and filed on 31 December 1941.

It measures 8-1/4 by 11-3/4 inches. It has holes in the left margin from filing.

The condition is near excellent.

$474.99 Available

JD-06
Memo Regarding Jewish Use of Telephones 1942 Document
This is a handwritten March 1942 dated Vienna Reichsstathalter to Vienna Chief of Police memorandum.

The content discusses Jewish restrictions on public telephone use. (By this time, Jewish use of telephones was forbidden). Signs posted stating the restrictions were found defaced or torn off. The memo tells the police to keep their eyes on the phones for such activity in the future.

The handwriting on the front is identifiable as from the Reichsstathalter. There is a handwritten notation by the Chief of Police on the back.

It was received and filed on 21 March 1942.

It measures 8-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches. It has holes in the left margin from filing.

The condition is near excellent.

$474.99 Available
JD-07
Memo Regarding Jewish Use of Public Transportation 1942 Document
This is a handwritten March 1942 dated Vienna Chief of Police to Vienna Reichsstathalter memorandum.

The content discusses Jewish restrictions on public transportation use. Further restrictions on travel were now limited to weekdays and Saturdays until 2:00 PM. Use of public transportation was forbidden on Sundays and holidays.

There is a handwritten notation by the Chief of Police at the top.

It was received and filed on 4 April 1942.

It measures 8-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches. It has holes in the left margin from filing.

The condition is near excellent.

$474.99 Available

JD-08
Order Regarding Jewish Medical Office Hours 1942 Document
This is an order dated 1 May 1942 changing the hours of visitation for Doctor's Office Hours for Jews in Vienna.

The content restricts Doctor's Hours to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This order supersedes the order of 13 October 1941.

The back of the document has the distribution list and signature block of Heymann, Chief of Police.

It was received and filed on 7 May 1942.

It measures 8-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches. It has holes in the left margin from filing.

The condition is near excellent.

$474.99 Available