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As a result of the arrests in connection with the pogrom on 10 November 1938 and detention in concentration camps the Jewish Gemeinde [community] in Hamburg has lost the lives of about ten people. Known, with names, are: Otto Sussmann, bank employee, previously with the Warburg firm, about 40 years…

B.302

21st March 1939Louis ten Brink, born 25 April 1874 in Emlichheim, arrived illegally in Holland on 20 December 1938 in order to stay here. Despite the Comité’s advice he went back to Germany the next day because he did not want to leave his sister alone. From that time on he had to report to the police…

B.303

Deaths in Sachsenhausen and Buchenwald concentration camps and after returning from the camps. 1. Dr. Ernst Feist-Wollheim, from the family of Caesar Wollheim, prisoner in Sachsenhausen, died in hospital after his return from the camp of sepsis and erysipelas [skin infection] as a result of frostbite.…

B.304

On Thursday the 10th November I was arrested in the street early in the day by a Wache [civil guard] and taken to the nearest Wachstube [guard station] “to provide some information”. It was quite clear to me what that meant, not only because the May/June arrests, which had begun in exactly the same way,…

B.305

I was arrested out of my bed at 7 o’clock on the morning of 10th November 1938 and taken first to the Polizeirevier [police station] and then to Fuhlsbüttel Zuchthaus [special prison]. There we were loaded into wagons without knowing where we were going. The transport was going to Sachsenhausen. In the…

B.306

In Germany since the autumn of 1938 every Jew has had to possess a Kennkarte [identity card] with photo, fingerprint and an exact personal description. In general the issue of these cards is carried out smoothly. But in the II. Bezirk [district] of Vienna a special procedure was brought in.Here, after…

B.307

New York City, 29th December 1938 My Dears By now you will have received the airmail letters we sent from here, from which you will have gathered that we have now arrived safely. As mentioned in the letter I had wanted to write to you from the ship, but had not been able to on account of a rather stormy…

B.308

London 4th May 1939…. Consistent reports have been conveyed to me by several Jews from Dachau I have met here who were arrested as a result of the Novemberaktion [November operation] that in January this year the prisoners there were kept on so-called “Stehappell” [standing parade] for 36 hours at a…

B.309

9th January 1939 In Herne those who were released from Schutzhaft [protective custody] were obliged to emigrate in the shortest possible time. And it is reported that owing to non-compliance with this obligation there have been various arrests and transfers to prison in Münster i. W. Specifically, up…

B.310

The experiences of a twelve-year-old Jewish child in Vienna in the winter of 1938/39 emerge from the following extracts of a series of letters.February 1939Dear Sister,I have another big favour to ask you. I have received the following sad, deeply sad letters from Vienna. C. ten days ago I got one from…