Guide to Explicaciones concernando las declarationes de fortunas
(Clarifications concerning declaration of wealth)
1995.1006

Summary Information

Repository
Tauber Holocaust Library
Creator
Jewish community of Thessaloniki.
Title
Explicaciones concernando las declarationes de fortunas [Thessalonika, Greece]
ID
1995.1006
Date
1943 March 1
Extent
1.0 Folder(s) containing a single item
General Physical Description note
The document is fragile.
Language
Ladino
Language of Materials note
Document in printed Ladino; English translation available.
Mixed materials [Folder]
Archives Box 10
Abstract
The collection comprises a single item, a document of instruction to the Jewish community of Thessalonika, Greece, dated March 1, 1943, clarifying the declaration of wealth required by the occupying Nazi authorities.

Preferred Citation note

Explicaciones concernando las declarationes de fortunas [Thessalonika, Greece] - 1995.1006, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

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Biographical/Historical note

Nazi Germany invaded Greece in April 1941, and Thessalonike (Salonica) was part of the occupied zone. Leaders of Salonica's Jewish community were arrested, homes and properties were immediately confiscated, and the community's cultural possessions were plundered. In February 1943, German authorities established two ghettos, and between March and August 1943, 45,000 Jewish citizens of Salonica were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where most perished. The Jewish community of Salonica was devastated during the Holocaust. Its population of 50,000, pre-war, was reduced to 2000 after the war ended.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection comprises a single document dated March 1, 1943. The document is addressed to the Jewish community of Thessaloniki, Greece and provides clarifications concerning the declaration of wealth required by the occupying Nazi authorities.

The document, in printed Ladino, states that the declaration of wealth is for statistical purposes only but warns the community that false statements will lead to harsh punishment by German authorities. The head of household is required to fill out the declaration, and the assets that need to be declared include real estate, merchandise, machinery, bank deposits, jewelry, household goods, works or art, furniture, and vehicles.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Tauber Holocaust Library

JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
415-449-3717
tauberholocaustlibrary@jfcs.org

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

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Explicaciones concernando las declarationes de fortunas [Thessalonika, Greece], 1943 March 1

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Thessalonike (Greece)

Subject(s)

  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Greece -- Thessalonike
  • Jews, Greek

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