• Bescheid über die Judenvermögensabgabe
    Bescheid über die Judenvermögensabgabe 1938
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Bescheid über die Judenvermögensabgabe

Notice of property tax
Notification of the Jewish wealth tax

Archival Item

Resource TypeDocuments
Date of Creation1938
GenreIdentity, Migration & Travel
Archival HistoryPrevious item number assigned by the VHEC: 96.015.005
Extent & Medium1 document : 1 seal ; 29.7 x 21.6 cm
Scope & ContentItem is a notice requiring payment of a Jewish property tax as a part of Jewish atonement (taxation document). The fee is for 42,800 Reich marks, equivalent to 20 percent of the assessed value of the property. The fee was to be paid in four installments.
Caption, signatures and inscriptionsItem contains machine printed, stamped, and handwritten text in varying shades of black and purple ink. Two holes have been intentionally punctured along the recto’s left edge. The document is addressed to Herrn/ Mase Meyer/ Köln/ Lindenstr. 20 in handwritten black ink (recto). To the left of the addressment is circular emblem containing a black eagle and the word Finanzamt, or “tax office,” machine printed in black ink. Adhered to the recto’s middle right edge is a red and white circular seal with scalloped edges; it encloses a black eagle and the word Reichsfinanzverwaltung, or “treasury,” along its border. A circular, black stamp displaying the topical and chronological date of the document, Köln/ 12.12.38, can be found on top of Meyer in the address found on the item’s recto. Another stamp stating the topical and chronological date of the document, Köln/ 12 Dez. 1938, is located in the top right corner of the verso; it is in purple ink. Following the machine printed words herrn/in is Mase Meyer/ Köln handwritten in black ink in verso’s bottom left corner.
Physical Characteristics and Technical RequirementsSeveral folds (vertical and horizontal) and creases occur across the document’s surface. There is a tear in the bottom punctured hole at the edge of the document. The seal is in great condition with several trivial folds on its outer scalloped edge. A couple of small blue stains can be seen on the recto to the right of the address.
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