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Sophie Sara Cohen of Sack 21/22 in Braunschweig
This original 4-3/8 x 6-1/8 inch air mail envelope once contained a letter that Sophie Sara Cohen of Sack 21/22 in Braunschweig in Nazi Germany wrote to Dr. L. Rosendahl in Chicago. It was sent Mit Luftpost nach Nordamerika (by Air Mail to North America) on 21 April 1941 and was opened by censors of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht.

PLEASE NOTE that on this post-1938 envelope that Mrs. Cohen was legally required by the German government to use the middle name Sara (regardless of what her given middle name might have been) to denote that she was Jewish.

On the internet we found that Sophie Sara Cohen was born in Kirchborchen (Kreis Paderborn) on 19 May 1872 as Sophie Eichholz. She married Albert Cohen in 1901 and together they founded and ran a business called Eichholz & Co., selling fabrics and decorative fabric trim from the property they owned at Sack 21/2 in Braunschweig (the address on the back of this envelope). After Albert Cohen's death in 1922 Sophie Cohen became the legal owner and proprietor of the property and business.

On 1 January 1939 the Nazi German government made it illegal for German Jews to own or run businesses (Arisierung von jüdischen Geschäften) so Sophie Cohen had to sell out. The buyer was businessman Carl Langerfeldt, who interestingly enough is still shown as the owner of a business called Langerfeldt at the same address today!

On 16 March 1943, 71 year old Sophie Sara Cohen and her sister Minna (born in 1860) were deported to Theresienstadt and they were officially declared dead on 8 May 1945.

This historic Third Reich envelope is complete with two canceled Hindenburg Deutsches Reich postage stamps on the front side (PLEASE NOTE: sender refused to use Adolf Hitler postage stamps!) and eagle and swastika OKW censor tape on the back. The envelope was opened along the top edge and is empty. Very rare and in very good used condition.
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AN ORIGINAL 1941 NAZI AIR MAIL ENVELOPE CENSORED BY THE OBERKOMMANDO DER WEHRMACHT FOR A LETTER SENT BY A JEWISH WOMAN, ELSE SARA ARON TO KANSAS CITY MO BEFORE HER EXECUTION IN RIGA IN 1943

OKW censored envelope
JUDENHAUS Ernst von Rathstrasse 6 in Recklinghausen
This original 4-¼ x 6-¼ inch air mail envelope once contained a letter that Else Sara Aron of Ernst von Rathstrasse 6 in Recklinghausen in Nazi Germany wrote to Dr. Ludwig Fischbein in Kansas City, Missouri. It was sent Mit Luftpost (by Air Mail) on 7 April 1941 and was opened by censors of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht

PLEASE NOTE that on this post-1938 envelope that Else Aron was legally required by the German government to use the middle name Sara (regardless of what her given middle name might have been) to denote that she was Jewish.
On the internet we found that Else Sara Aron was born on 25 March 1899 as Else Saalberg. She married Adolf Aron and together they ran a very successful tobacco wholesale business. They had four sons, one died in infancy. They lost their business as a result of the Arisierung von jüdischen Geschäften and in 1941 the family was forced to move to a Judenhaus, a building appointed by the local government where it was legal for the remaining Jews of the city to live.
This Judenhaus is the address on the back of this envelope, Ernst von Rathstrasse 6 in Recklinghausen, where Adolf and Else Aron lived with their 3 sons. Interestingly, Else Aron's sister Minna had married Adolf Aron's brother Kurt and they had one son. They also lived in the Judenhaus on Ernst von Rathstrasse 6 in Recklinghausen, as did Else and Minna's mother Clara Saalberg. In January 1942 they were all deported and in 1943 the whole family was executed in Riga.

This historic Third Reich envelope is complete with two canceled Hindenburg Deutsches Reich postage stamps (PLEASE NOTE: sender refused to use Adolf Hitler postage stamps!) on the front side and eagle and swastika OKW censor tape on the back. The envelope was opened along the flap on the back and is empty. Very rare and in very good used condition.
This original 1941 OKW censored envelope sent to the US by Else Sara
Aron is for sale for $125.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA.
 
   • IF you prefer Priority Mail shipping with USPS Tracking add $6.45.
   • IF you wish to purchase highly recommended, but optional insurance, add $3.45.
   • We will be happy to ship abroad at additional cost.  Please inquire.

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This original 1941 OKW censored envelope sent to the US by Sophie Sara
Cohen is for sale for $125.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA.
 
   • IF you prefer Priority Mail shipping with USPS Tracking add $6.45.
   • IF you wish to purchase highly recommended, but optional insurance, add $3.45.
   • We will be happy to ship abroad at additional cost.  Please inquire.

TWO OKW CENSORED AIR MAIL ENVELOPES FROM 1941

AN ORIGINAL 1941 AIR MAIL ENVELOPE CENSORED BY
THE OBERKOMMANDO DER WEHRMACHT FOR A LETTER
SENT BY A JEWISH WOMAN, SOPHIE SARA COHEN
TO CHICAGO BEFORE HER DEATH IN THE
THERESIENSTADT CONCENTRATION CAMP

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