Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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Letter representative of Nazi tactics used to separate Jews from their property and remove them from the economy, written on official letterhead of the Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia, 1p. 4to., Prague, Apr. 2, 1941 to Gertrud Reichmann. In part: "...Re: Sale of Valuables...Regarding your request...we allow you to freely sell the following valuables: Gold woman's watch...K 200 Silver powder box K 80 Silver bracelet K30..." It further states that the woman is not required to surrender the jewelry per 1933 laws and without compensation, but she must offer the items only to HADEGA and provide proof that she had done so. An April 29, 1941 stamp at bottom, probably from Hadega, shows that the woman had received monies for her possessions. File holes at left, folds, else 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: $140.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $325.00
Estimate: $300 - $400
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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