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Heinrich Loewenstein's Identification Card Issued by the Police in Berlin, 1939 March 31

Identifier: B333.01.0001.0001.00004


Identification card issued by the Polizeipräsident in Berlin to Heinrich Löwenstein [Henry Lowenstein] in Berlin, Germany. The issue date is March 31, 1939, and it is valid until March 31, 1944. After Kristallnacht, Jews were required to apply for identification cards. The left side of the interior is a form with blanks labeled issued location, identification number, expiration date, surname, given names, birth date, birthplace, profession, description, and remarks. The right side has a picture of Heinrich, two fingerprints, his signature, and three official Nazi stamps. Front cover says, "Deutsches Reich Kennkarte" (German Empire Identification Card) with a capital "J" standing for Jude (Jew).


  • 1939 March 31


Digital Repository

Heinrich Loewenstein's Identification Card Issued by the Police in Berlin

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1 Items (sheet) : Good condition. ; 15 x 21 centimeters

Scope and Contents

From the Series: Documents, photographs, and digital images from the Loewenstein and Bätge families before World War II, primarily documents pertaining to Heinrich Loewenstein's escape from Berlin on the Kindertransport.


Donated by Henry Lowenstein.


Title supplied by archivist.

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