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  • Language of Material: German
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Sigmund Einstein Gestapo document
    creator: Einstein, Sigmund
    Identifier/Call Number: 6062
    Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1945
    Abstract: Sigmund Einstein was born in Munich on July 20, 1899. He was a Jewish unskilled worker whose home and other assets were taken during the 1940s. This collection contains Gestapo documents regarding the seizure of his assets.
    Container: 1

    Biographical / Historical

    Sigmund Einstein was a Jewish unskilled worker born in Munich on July 20, 1899. The Gestapo document describes the confiscation of his assets, the grounds fo which lay in several laws passed in Germany and the German territories in the 1930s and 1940s. These are the Law regarding the Seizure of Communist Assets, passed on 26 May 1933 (RGBl. I S. 293); the Law regarding the Confiscation of Assets in the Hands of Enemies of the People and the State, passed on 14 July 1933 (RGBl. I S. 479), which extended the provisions of the law passed on May 26th; the Ordinance on the Seizure of Assets of Enemies of the People and the State in Austria, passed on 18 November 1938 (RGBl I S. 1620); the Ordinance on the Seizure of Assets of Enemies of the People and the State in the Sudeten Territories, passed on 12 May 1939 (RGBl. I S. 911); the Ordinance on the Seizure of Assets in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, passed on 4 October 1939 (RGBl. I S. 1998); and the Decree of the Fuhrer and Reich Chancellor regarding the Utilization of Confiscated Property of Enemies of the Reich, passed on 29 May 1941 (RGBl. I S. 303).

    Scope and Contents

    The documents in this collection are the declaration of Sigmund Einstein's assets and the justification for the seizure of his assets by the German government. The documents identify In this collection is stated Einstein's personal and family information.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


    Purchased from Eric Chaim Kline, April 19, 2014.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Sigmund Einstein Gestapo document, Collection no. 6062, [Repository], Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Legal documents
    Einstein, Sigmund
    Einstein, Sigmund -- Archives
    Germany. Geheime Staatspolizei -- Archives