Guide to Susan Solomon Wertheimer identity card
1988.1094

Summary Information

Repository
Tauber Holocaust Library
Creator
Westheimer , Susan Solomon
Title
Susan Solomon Westheimer identification card
ID
1988.1094
Date
1938 January 11
Extent
1.0 Folder(s)
Language
German
Mixed materials [Folder]
Archives Box 2
Abstract
The collection is comprised of a Kennkarte (identification card), issued in Berlin, Germany to Susan Solomon, dated January 11, 1939.

Preferred Citation note

Susan Solomon Westheimer identification card - 1988.1094, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

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Biographical/Historical note

Laws in Nazi Germany institutionalized anti-Semitism. Beginning in 1933, Nazi Germany began a program of legislation meant to curtain the rights of its Jewish citizens. In September 1935, the infamous Nuremberg Laws excluded German Jews from citizenship and forbade marriage between Jews and non-Jews. In August 1938, German authorities decreed that by January 1, 1939, Jewish men and women bearing first names of "non-Jewish" origin had to add "Israel" and "Sara," respectively, to their given names. All Jews were obliged to carry identity cards that indicated their Jewish heritage.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection is comprised of a single item -- a Kennkarte (Identity card) issued to Susan Solomon in Berlin on January 11, 1939. The card includes a photo, fingerprint stamps and official Nazi stamps.

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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 to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Identity cards -- Germany -- Berlin

Subject(s)

  • Jewish women -- Germany -- Berlin

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