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Deportation Summons Disguised as a Notice of Eviction, before 1942 March 31

Identifier: B333.02.0001.0002.00004


Notice of eviction addressed to Max Loewenstein by Jüdische Kultusvereinigung zu Berlin e.V., the Jewish Cultural Association in Berlin. The letter requests its recipient come to the Jewish Cultural Association in Berlin building with every member of their household at 11:00 a.m. on March 31, 1942, a date stamp reads 31 Mar 1941. It contains a threat of "more severe measures" for failure to appear. This letter was sent to Jewish families to gather them for transportation on trains to Eastern European ghettos and concentration camps. Translation from Henry Lowenstein: "Berlin, Date of the Post Mark Mr. Max Loewenstein, By official order, we inform you herewith that you are to be evicted from your residence. We ask you to please appear at our office building Oranienberger Strasse 31, third floor, on March 21, 1942, at 11am, with everyone living in your household, including children. People who are in the labor force must obtain leave of absence for this purpose. We must point out that you must appear to avoid more severe measures. The Jewish Cultural Organization of Berlin"


  • before 1942 March 31

Digital Repository

Deportation Summons Disguised as a Notice of Eviction

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1 Items (sheet)

Scope and Contents

From the Series: Documents and digital images from the Loewenstein's life in Berlin during World War II. Significant documents include deportation notices, birth and marriage certificates to prove Marie Loewenstein was not Jewish, ration and ID cards used to aquire food and clothing during the war.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair 15 x 21 centimeters


Donated by Henry Lowenstein.


Title supplied by archivist.


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