Receipt : Cardstock : printed, handwritten
: Ink : beige, black ; Ht: 4,25 in. x W: 1,5 in.
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November 30, 1938
1 page. One-sided receipt for 15 RM sent to Edgar Strauss while he was interned in Dachau concentration camp. Narrative: Edgar Strauss, was born in 1909 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. He was forced to stop his studies, and then lost his job due to Nazi anti-Jewish laws. During the November pogroms (Kristallnacht) of 1938, he was arrested and interned in Dachau concentration camp (Germany). Upon release, he fled to Luxembourg but returned to Germany for fear of reprisals against his father. In August 1939, Edgar obtained this passport and the necessary visas to leave the country. He travelled to England, arriving in Harwich, where he worked in a machine shop. After the Battle of Dunkirk in June 1940, the United Kingdom interned all German citizens as enemy aliens. Edgar was sent first to the Isle of Man, and then to internment camps in Canada. He spent time in Camp T in Trois-Rivières, Quebec; Camp B, in New Brunswick, and Camp I, Île aux Noix, Quebec. He was released in 1942, and settled in Montreal.