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Identification Papers and Related Documents

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RG-08.01, Wartime identification documents

RG-08.02, Red Cross Collection of communications

RG-08.03, Jewish badges, Yellow Stars



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Title: Identification Papers and Related Documents, 1939-1947Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1933 -- 1945

ID: RG-08/RG-08

Primary Creator: German occupation authorities (1939 -- 1945)

Other Creators: Jewish Councils (Judenrate) (1939 -- 1945), Local authorities subordinated to the German authorities (1938 --1945), Red Cross Internation (1938 -- 1945)

Extent: 0.0

Arrangement:

The arrangement scheme for the record group was imposed during processing in the absence of an original order. Materials are arranged by subject/creator, then by identifier, as assigned by the processor.

Record group is comprised of three collections: 1. Wartime identification documents; 2. Red Cross collection of organizational communications; 3. Jewish badges.

Subjects: Aptajker, Schmul, Austria (Europe), Belgium (Europe), Biersma, Bobb, Blatt, Laszlo, False identity, France (Europe), Germany (Europe), Hungary (Europe), Identification documents, German issued, 1933 -- 1945, Karpel, Irma, Koenigsberger, Guenther, Kopelman, Fajga, Kubaschka, David, Milman, Chaja, Red Cross, International, 1933 -- 1946, Red Cross papers, Steinitz, Bernd, Stevens, Bernd, The Netherlands (Europe), Yellow Stars

Forms of Material: Identification documents

Languages: German, Polish, Russian, French, Dutch;Flemish, English

Abstract

This Record Group contains documentation with regard to various kinds of persona documents, work-related papers, applications and related-correspondence. The German occupation authorities, Local administrative authorities and Jewish councils (Judenrate), largely were the agencies issuing these documents

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This record group is comprised of the following materials: German-Jewish prewar identification papers, stamped with "J' and marked with the Nazi-established indicator of Jewishness, the middle name Israel or Sara; and work permits and identification papers issued in the German-occupied territories. Also included are documents which stand out because they were forged to serve as "Aryan" (non-Jewish) identification papers, enabling the Jews to assume false identities. These identification papers, issued for an assumption of a false identity, include work permits, birth certificates, and personal identification documents. Additionally, there are two related collections, which include organizational correspondence and Jewish badges.

Materials are digitized.

Collection Historical Note

The Collection of Wartime Identification Documents has varied passports and personal identification documents. It is interesting to note that German and Austrian Jewish passports and personal identification documents differ from German-occupied countries and territories identification documents. For example, if German and Austrian--though only German, after Anschluss--passports, or travel passports, give the bearer the opportunity for immigration, then only various identification documents issued in the occupied territories, such as the Kennkarte, Legitimation-Karten, Arbeitskarten, Meldausweises, could postpone deportations.

The Red Cross Collection of Communications contains exchange officially permitted by German or other occupation authorities. These exchanges contain messages, measuring 25-words, between German-controlled territory and unoccupied countries, including the countries of the anti-Hitler Coalition.

In the Collection of Jewish Badges and Yellow Stars are Jewish badges, imposed upon the Jews by German-occupation authorities, and include French, Dutch, and Belgium Jewish yellow stars.

RG-08.01, Wartime Identification Documents

RG-08.01.01, David Kubaschka, Westerbork Transit Camp identification document. Also under RG-16.02.05: Kubaschka Collection in RG-16: Family History

RG-08.01.02, David Kubaschka, Polish Passport, issued by Polish Consulate General in Amsterdam on 21 February 1947

RG-08.01.03, Bobb Biersma, Dutch Identification Document, states the following: born on 5 July 1928, in Nieuwkoop, South Holland, the Netherlands. A gentile person

RG-08.01.04, Fajga-Gitla Kopelman, Kennkarte. Personal information: born on 18 February 1919 in Lubartow, Poland. The document is marked with “J” for Jewish. It was issued in Lublin on 3 September 1942 and made valid until 2 September 1947.  She was registered in Lubartow near Lublin, at her place of residence

RG-08.01.05, Irma Karpel, German Travel Passport for immigration issued by Nazi authorities in Vienna on 23 February 1939. This Passport was made valid for one year. Irma Karpel received an immigration visa to the United States. There is a stamp of the US Consulate in Vienna on the last page of her Passport. It reads: issued to Irma Karpel on 15 March 1939, Immigration Visa No. 22802. Signed by Consul H.P. Fales, Vienna, Germany

RG-08.01.06, Deutsches Reich Kennkarte for a Jewish woman, stamped with the letter “J”. Issued by the Berlin police authority on 22 February 1939. Valid until 22 February 1942

RG-08.01.07, Schuml Aptajker, Proof of incarceration in the Flossenburg concentration camp, issued by United States military authorities

RG-08.01.08, Chaja Sura Milman, Copy of an identification document, issued by German authorities in Radom, Poland on 18 April 1941. It states she was born on 17 October 1916 in Radom. She resides in Radom

RG-08.01.09, Certificate of a miner. It states this person was born on 18 February 1925 in Gladbeck, Germany. This document issued on 22 March 1942, in Gladbeck, Germany

RG-08.01.10, Günther Königsberger, A Certificate which serves as a proof of incarceration in the concentration camp Ebensee, a subcamp of Mauthausen. It states: he was born on 3 July 1922 in Berlin; he was incarcerated in the Ebensee camp from 27 February 1943 to 6 May 1945. Certificate issued on 4 June 1945 and signed by the representative of the Camp Committee and by the [Camp Commandant]

RG-08.01.11, Jewish Secure Pass (Schutz-Pass) issued to Mr. and Mrs. László Blatt by the Swedish Red Cross in Budapest on 11 October 1944, four days before the Nazis and Hungarian Arrow Cross Fascist Government resumed deportations to death camps. It is regarded the Swedish Red Cross acted under the auspices of Raoul Wallenberg.

On display in the Museum

RG-08.01.12, German-Jewish passport for Spruk, 1939

RG-08.01.13, German Kennkarte for Karl Steinitz (Bernd Stevens)

RG-08.01.14, German-Jewish passport for Karl Steinitz (Bernd Stevens)

RG-08.01.15, German-Jewish Passport issued to Isidor Muenzer, 30 May 1939, stamped with J

RG-08.01.16, Szlama Rochwerger, a copy of a Łódź ghetto identification document, issued to Szlama Rochwerger, a “Hauswächter” (house attendant). The document is stamped over with a sign of deportation in the Transport No. 65. His position in the transport was No. 22

RG-08.01.17, Miner’s Certificate

RG-08.01.18, Günther Königsberger, Identity Card for Foreigners and Stateless Persons, issued by Austrian authorities in four languages: German, English, French, Russian. This document identifies him as a stateless Jew, living in Bad Ischl, Austria, employed as a signs maker. His camp tattoo is mentioned as a distinguishing mark: K.Z. No. 104796

RG-08.01.19, Ghetto ID issued to Golda Hajnsdorf by Arbeitsamt-Getto

RG-08.01.20, Kennkarte Issued to Karolina Belczykowska Rybak, False Name

RG-08.01.21, Kennkarte Issued to Elzbieta Rybak, False Name

RG-08.02, Red Cross Inquiries and Immigration Documents Collection

RG-08.02.01, A Red Cross message in not more than 25 words about a family situation.

A Red Cross message from Lajos (Leo) Löwenberg in Hungary: Magyar utca 14, Ujvidéd, Bács. The message is directed to Ernest Löwenberg in the USA: 1116 East Tujunga Avenue, Burbank, California. The message is dated 15 January 1942. The text is in German

RG-08.02.02, The return Red Cross message from Ernest Löwenberg in the USA to Lajos (Leo) Löwenberg in Hungary, dated 5 May 1942. The text is in English: We are well from every standpoint. We love California, business is good. Hope good news from you. Otherwise as before. Many kisses. Puci-Erno

RG-08.02.03, A Red Cross message from Tel Aviv, Palestine to Vienna, dated 11 June 1941. It is a message from a daughter to her mother in Vienna: she writes that she is on her honeymoon and they both are working. In reply on the reverse side, dated 29 October 1941, the mother wishes her daughter luck

RG-08.02.04 (RG-08.18.04), Red Cross message from Aledele Gausz in Ujvidek, Hungary to Ernst Loewenberg in Burbank, CA, 16 September 1943, in Hungarian

RG-08.18.05, Red Cross message from Ernest Loewenberg, USA to Leon Loewenberg, Hungary, May 1942

RG-08.03, Jewish Badges worn in Europe

RG-08.03.01, Yellow Star worn in France; Provenance: Elizabeth Bloom, 307 12th

Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402; Given to the Museum in 1990, in memory of James A. Gilboy. Catalogued 11 March 1991 (91.205)

RG-08.03.02, Yellow Star worn in the Netherlands, two stars

RG-08.03.03, Yellow Star worn in Belgium; Provenance: Dr. Linda Rose Waudler, 1303 Micheltorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026; Donated to the Museum in March 1991, catalogued 19 March 1991 (91.206)

Biographical Note

German authorities controlled issuance of personal and work-related documents

Subject/Index Terms

Aptajker, Schmul
Austria (Europe)
Belgium (Europe)
Biersma, Bobb
Blatt, Laszlo
False identity
France (Europe)
Germany (Europe)
Hungary (Europe)
Identification documents, German issued, 1933 -- 1945
Karpel, Irma
Koenigsberger, Guenther
Kopelman, Fajga
Kubaschka, David
Milman, Chaja
Red Cross, International, 1933 -- 1946
Red Cross papers
Steinitz, Bernd
Stevens, Bernd
The Netherlands (Europe)
Yellow Stars

Administrative Information

Repository: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Access Restrictions: no restrictions

Use Restrictions:

Copyrighted materials, credits to and references to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust are required

Digital copies might be available upon request

Preferred Citation: RG-08, Identification Papers and Related Documents. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Archive.

Processing Information: Materials are primarily described using the local descriptive standards of the LA Museum of the Holocaust.


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[Sub-Collection 1: RG-08.01, Wartime identification documents, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 2: RG-08.02, Red Cross Collection of communications, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 3: RG-08.03, Jewish badges, Yellow Stars, 1939 -- 1945],
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Sub-Collection 2: RG-08.02, Red Cross Collection of communications, 1939 -- 1945Add to your cart.

The International Red Cross facilitated exchange of 25-words messages between thepeople living in belligerent countries and between those who lived in belligerent and neutral countries

RG-08.02.01, A Red Cross message in not more than 25 words about a family situation.

A Red Cross message from Lajos (Leo) Löwenberg in Hungary: Magyar utca 14, Ujvidéd, Bács. The message is directed to Ernest Löwenberg in the USA: 1116 East Tujunga Avenue, Burbank, California. The message is dated 15 January 1942. The text is in German

RG-08.02.02, The return Red Cross message from Ernest Löwenberg in the USA to Lajos (Leo) Löwenberg in Hungary, dated 5 May 1942. The text is in English: We are well from every standpoint. We love California, business is good. Hope good news from you. Otherwise as before. Many kisses. Puci-Erno

RG-08.02.03, A Red Cross message from Tel Aviv, Palestine to Vienna, dated 11 June 1941. It is a message from a daughter to her mother in Vienna: she writes that she is on her honeymoon and they both are working. In reply on the reverse side, dated 29 October 1941, the mother wishes her daughter luck

RG-08.02.04 (RG-08.18.04), Red Cross message from Aledele Gausz in Ujvidek, Hungary to Ernst Loewenberg in Burbank, CA, 16 September 1943, in Hungarian

RG-08.18.05, Red Cross message from Ernest Loewenberg, USA to Leon Loewenberg, Hungary, May 1942

Subject/Index Terms:
Red Cross messages
Communication via International Red Cross Service
Correspondence between relatives and friends in German-occupied and un-occupied countries
Hungary (1939--1945)
United States (1939 -- 1945)
Creators:
Red Cross Internation (1938 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 1: RG-08.02.01, Red Cross 25 Word Inquires, Hungary-US, 1942Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A Red Cross message in not more than 25 words about a family situation. The message is from Lajos (Leo) Löwenberg in Hungary: Magyar utca 14, Ujvidéd, Bács. The message is directed to Ernest Löwenberg in the USA: 1116 East Tujunga Avenue, Burbank, California. The message is dated 15 January 1942. The text is in German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Red Cross messages
Personal Documents
Personal correspondence
Red Cross papers
Hungarian Red Cross
Lajos Löwenberg, resident of Bacs Region wartime Hungary
Ujvidek (Hungary: Region)
Content of Red Cross Messages
Ernest Loewenburg, Hungarian immigrant living in California 1942
Los Angeles (California, United States)
Burbank (California, USA)
Responses for Red Cross messages, United States, 1939-1945
Glendale (California, USA)
Loewenberg Family, 1939-1945
Sid, Yugoslavia
Nazi State Symbols
Creators:
Red Cross Internation (1938 -- 1945)
Loewenberg, Lajos (Leon)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 2: RG-08.02.02, The response Red Cross message from Ernest Lowenberg in the USA to Lajos Lowenberg in Hungary, 5 May 1942Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The response Red Cross message from Ernest Löwenberg in the USA to Lajos (Leon) Löwenberg in Hungary, dated 5 May 1942. The text is in English: We are well from every standpoint. We love California, business is good. Hope good news from you. Otherwise as before. Many kisses. Puci-Erno
Subject/Index Terms:
Red Cross messages
Personal Documents
Personal correspondence
Red Cross papers
International Committee of the Red Cross
Ernest Loewenburg, Hungarian immigrant living in California 1942
American Red Cross
Burbank (California, USA)
Sid, Yugoslavia
Content of Red Cross Messages
Loewenberg Family, 1939-1945
Los Angeles (California, United States)
Responses for Red Cross messages, United States, 1939-1945
Ujvidek (Hungary: Region)
Lajos Löwenberg, resident of Bacs Region wartime Hungary
Creators:
Red Cross Internation (1938 -- 1945)
Loewenberg, Ernest
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 3: RG-08.02.03, Red Cross message, Tel Aviv to Vienna, 1941Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A Red Cross message from Tel Aviv, Palestine to Vienna, Austria dated  June 11, 1941. It is a message from a daughter to her mother in Vienna. She writes that she is on her honeymoon and they are both working. In reply on the reverse side of the Red Cross message the mother wishes her daughter luck. The reply is dated 29 October 1941.
Subject/Index Terms:
Red Cross messages
Tel Aviv (Israel)
Palestine
Vienna (Austria)
Red Cross papers
Personal correspondence
Vienna (Austria, 1939-1945)
Tel-Aviv (Palestine, 1939-1945)
Content of Red Cross Messages
Anna Lewy, Austrian Immigrant living in Tel-Aviv 1941
Simon Speiser, resident of Vienna in wartime Austria
Lewy Family, 1939-1945
Speiser Family, 1939-1945
British Red Cross
Personal Documents
Responses for Red Cross messages, Austria, 1939-1945
Creators:
Red Cross Internation (1938 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 4: RG-08.02.04, Red Cross message from Aledele Gausz in Ujvidek, Hungary to Ernst Loewenberg in Burbank, in Hungarian, 1943Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A Red Cross message from Aledele Gausz in Ujvidek, Hungary to Ernst Loewenberg in Burbank, California, USA.  The message is dated 16 September 1943 and is written in Hungarian.
Subject/Index Terms:
Red Cross messages
Hungary (Europe)
Red Cross papers
Personal correspondence
International Committee of the Red Cross
Personal Documents
Ernest Loewenburg, Hungarian immigrant living in California 1942
American Red Cross
Burbank (California, USA)
Content of Red Cross Messages
Loewenberg Family, 1939-1945
Los Angeles (California, United States)
Responses for Red Cross messages, United States, 1939-1945
Ujvidek (Hungary: Region)
Sid (Vojevodina, Yugoslavia)
Sid (Serbia)
Lajos Löwenberg, resident of Bacs Region wartime Hungary
Vojevodina (Yugoslavia)
Creators:
Red Cross Internation (1938 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 5: RG-08.18.05, Red Cross message from Ernest Loewenberg in the USA to Leon Loewenberg in Hungary, May 1942Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A Red Cross message from Ernest Loewenberg in the USA to Leon Loewenber in Hungary dated May 5, 1942.  It is marked with a red stamp stating the message was received in May 11, 1942.
Subject/Index Terms:
Red Cross messages
Personal correspondence
Red Cross papers
Personal Documents
wartime correspondences
Creators:
Red Cross Internation (1938 -- 1945)
Loewenberg, Ernest

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