Exodus: Flight from Nazi Germany


Jews throughout Germany and Austria prepared to leave, selling their possessions and businesses - some long established in their communities - for a fraction of their value, and acquiring affidavits, passports, visas and boat tickets. Many refugees were leaving behind the only home they and their families had known. Some had lived in Germany and Austria for many generations.

And finding a new home was not easy – most countries shut their doors to those waiting anxiously to flee.

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“Good conduct” documents, such as this one issued to Irmgard Romberg, were required before emigration.
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An affidavit such as this was desperately desired – it was the key to freedom.
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