Page Eleven

Flight of Austrian Jews

Jewish assets were confiscated by the Nazi regime as the price of emigration, which required official documentation before departing Jews could secure exit visas.

Pictured Above: A January 30, 1939, tax clearance receipt issued by the Brigittenau Finance Office at Vienna, valid for two months, confirms that Rachele Klarberg may depart the country.

An Austrian 1½-schilling revenue stamp issued before the Anschluss paid the documentary tax, equivalent to 1 German reichsmark. Besides the datestamp, it is canceled “Lager-Nr. 954” (Camp number 954).

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