Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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Important group of five documents concerning the German laws ordering the sale or seizure of all property owned by Jews prior to their emigration or "resettlement", as practiced in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Included are three form letters sent from office of the Reichsprotecktor of Boehemia and Moravia to HADEGA, all dated Apr. 29, 1941, giving that organization permission to sell the property referred to with receipt numbers in each letter. Two of the letters name the Jews forced to sell their property. The funds received from the sales are ordered to be placed into a "secured account", that bogus law cited in the text as well. Also present is a letter sent to a company allowed to resell Jewish property rescinding permission to sell a particular piece belonging to Franz and Anna Klein, as the government had already sold it; Apr. 17, 1943; and a lengthy form T.L.S. to HADEGA from the Central Office for Jewish Emigration in Prague concerning the proceeds of the sale of properties, requesting that the accounts of sales of property of "the named Jews on the enclosed list" be closed and that the proceeds, along with additional sums from the sale of bonds and jewelry be transferred to the state fund for resettlement of Jews - most of whom had already been shipped to concentration camps and murdered. It closes: "If some of the Jews on the list have a safety deposit box in your institution, please forward the names and identification numbers of these Jews in a special register..." Very good. Jews "voluntarily", or under pressure, offered their valuables to the Hadega company - for a discounted amount. They were not permitted to sell elsewhere. Then, the owners applied to the Reichsprotektor's office for the authorization to sell. Once the sale was permitted, the owners were notified by the foreign exchange division of that office of the items and bank used for safekeeping. In most cases, the transfer of the goods to HAGEDA was recorded. After the conclusion of the sale, the owner received the sale proceeds less the charges incurred - by all of the related institutions. The amount was not allowed to exceed 500,000 Protectorate crowns - in such cases, the accounts were frozen.
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Minimum Bid: $360.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $450.00
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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