The Aufrichtig Family

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Pauline Aufrichtig & Adolf Drahos-Fleissig

 

 

Pauline Aufrichtig, the eldest of the eight children born to Sigmund Aufrichtig and Hermine Kahn, was born 11 May 1886 in Vienna, Austria and died on 17 August 1954 in Vienna. She was married to Adolf_Drahos-Fleissig, who was born 24 March 1877 in Vienna, Austria and died in Le Vernet Camp, nr Perpignan, France on 13 August 1941. The following are details relating to Pauline and Adolf contained within documents held in Folder A322061 at the Belgian Ministère de la Justice. They have been set out in chronological sequence. Most are written in  French, but have been presented in English on these pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 December 1938

Administration Communale de Saint-Josse-ten-Noode - Bulletin d'étranger (Foreigners Bulletin)

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Foreigner Surname/Forenames:

Aufrichtig Pauline  

 

Place & Date of Birth:

Vienna, 11 May 1886

Spouse: 

Drahos-Fleissig, Adolf

Actual Residence:

Resident and registered at the address

Nationality:

German

Place and date of marriage:

Laab, Hungary, 28 May 1911

Name, place and date of birth and address of father:

Siegmund, born in Boskowitz (Cz.) cir 1860, died Vienna 20 January 1920.

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Name, place and date of birth and address of mother:

Kahn, Hermine, born in Boskowitz cir 1862, died Vienna in 1928.

 

Profession:

without profession

Legal address of Foreigner:

Vienna 2, Austria, Volkerstrasse 19

Last address:

Amsterdam, Badlaan 19

Date of arrival in Belgium:

21 October 1938

Former residences in Belgium:

None

Date of arrival in the commune:

3 December 1938

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Nature of papers, their state, authorities which delivered them, place and date of their delivery:

Passport No. 11460, delivered to Cologne on 21 September 1938 by the Police, valid for a year. Visa at Maastricht, 20 October 1938, issued by the Belgian Consulate, for a period of one month.

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Whether political refugee:

Yes

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Whether intending to stay in Belgium more than six months:

 No

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Observations:

The certificate of inscription to the register from abroad (of the foreigners) was not issued.

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The document contains a set of Pauline's fingerprints, her signature and photograph. Merxplas was an internment camp housing foreigners without visible means of support. Both Pauline and Adolf arrived in Belgium on 21 October 1938. She entered the commune on 3 December 1938, he six weeks later on 13 January 1939.

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10 February 1939

Administration Communale de Saint-Josse-ten-Noode - Bulletin d'étranger (Foreigners Bulletin)

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Foreigner Surname/Forenames:

Drahos-Fleissig, Adolf

 

Place & Date of Birth:

Vienna, 24 March 1877

Spouse: 

Aufrichtig Pauline

Actual Residence:

Resident and registered at the address

Nationality:

German

Place and date of marriage:

Laab, Hungary, 28 May 1911

Name, place and date of birth and address of father:

Joseph, born in Iglau, Bohemia cir 1850, died Vienna 1917

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Name, place and date of birth and address of mother:

Louise Pollack, born in Iglau, Bohemia cir 1852, died Vienna 1917

 

Profession:

Painter

Legal address of Foreigner:

Vienna 2, Austria, Volkerstrasse 19

Last address:

Amsterdam, Badlaan 19

Date of arrival in Belgium:

21 October 1938

Former residences in Belgium:

Merxplas, without inscription

Date of arrival in the commune:

13 January 1939

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Nature of papers, their state, authorities which delivered them, place and date of their delivery:

see wife's Bulletin

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Whether political refugee:

Yes

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Whether intending to stay in Belgium more than six months:

 No

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Observations:

The certificate of inscription to the register from abroad (of the foreigners) was not issued.

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6 May 1939 Questionnaire for foreigners describing themselves as political refugees

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1a)  Foreigner Surname/Forenames:

1b) Place & Date of Birth:

1c)  Nationality:

1d)  Foreigner's Address:

Aufrichtig Pauline wife of Drahos-Fleiossig Adolf

Vienna, 11 May 1886

German (Austrian)

Amsterdam, Baadlan 19, Netherlands   

 

 

2 Nature of Papers:

   a)  Place and date of issue:

   b)  Authority which issued them:

2 Belgian Visas Consular (Visum):

   a) Duration and date of issue:

   b)  Authority that issued them:

Passport No 11460

Cologne, 21 September 1938

Police

Without number

One month from the date 20 October 1938

Belgian Consulate at Maastricht

3a) To which political group do you belong in your own country?

3b) From when?

3c) Whether militant or not:

Like my husband, to the Patriotic Front.

Since 1933

Not 

4a) Why did you flee your country?

4b) When?

4c) Where have you been since that date?

Political refugee. Was in Cologne 21 September 1938 to obtain their passports and then Holland before arriving in Belgium where she and 4b) Adolf were trying to obtain visas to emigrate to South America.

 

5a) Were you imprisoned or interned?

5b) Where and how long?

       For what reason?

      Were you abused?

5c) Do you have any convictions?

       1) Political

       2) Criminal

5d) Are you in possession of a copy of judgement or possibly another judicial document (certificate of release, etc)?

No

in Vienna

None

No

No

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For my flight from Vienna all my political papers had to be in order

 

6a) When did you enter Belgium?

6b) Over which border?

6c) For what reason did you choose Belgium?

 

6d) Where have you been living in Belgium until now? With whom?

6e) Did you enter Belgium freely?

6f ) Were you brought over the Belgian border by a foreign authority?

       Under what conditions?

On 21  October 1938 through Holland

 

To help with our emigration to Uruguay where my sister and brother-in-law themselves settled. 

65 Rue de Progrès

Yes (for emigration)

No

 

 

7a) With which Belgian group are you associated?

 

7b) Do you have parents living in Belgium?

7c) Do You have funds? What type?

7d) What do you plan to do in Belgium?

7e) Do you have references?

Comité d'assistance aux réfugiés juifs (Assistance Committee for Jewish Refugees)

No

None anymore

Arrange our emigration to Uruguay

Comité d'assistance aux réfugiés juifs

 

8e)  If your refugee status is not recognised, you will be required to appear before the Inter-Ministerial Commission, responsible for examining the situation of the foreign refugees!

Yes

 

Date:

6 May 1939

 

Signature of informant

Pauline Drahos Fleissig (signed)

 

A Monsieur le Ministre de la Justice

Sûreté publique

Place Poelaert 4

Bruxelles

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6 May 1939

Questionnaire for foreigners describing themselves as political refugees

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1a)  Foreigner Surname/Forenames:

1b) Place & Date of Birth:

1c)  Nationality:

1d)  Foreigner's Address:

Drahos-Fleissig Adolf

Vienna, 24 March 1877

Germany (Austria)

Amsterdam, Baadlan 19, Netherlands   

 

 

2 Nature of Papers:

   a)  Place and date of issue:

   b)  Authority which issued them:

2 Belgian Visas Consular (Visum):

   a) Duration and date of issue:

   b)  Authority that issued them:

Passport No 11460

Cologne, 21 September 1938

Police

Without number

One month from the date 20 October 1938

Belgian Consulate at Maastricht

3a) To which political group do you belong in your own country?

3b) From when?

3c) Whether militant or not:

To the Patriotic Front.

Since its formation in 1933

Not 

4a) Why did you flee your country?

4b) When?

4c) Where have you been since that date?

Political refugee. Was in Cologne 21 September 1938 to obtain their passports and then Holland before arriving in Belgium where she and  Adolf were trying to obtain visas to emigrate to South America.

 

5a) Were you imprisoned or interned?

5b) Where and how long?

       For what reason?

      Were you abused?

5c) Do you have any convictions?

       1) Political

       2) Criminal

5d) Are you in possession of a copy of judgement or possibly another judicial document (certificate of release, etc)?

No

in Vienna

None

No

No

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For my flight from Vienna all my political papers had to be in order

 

6a) When did you enter Belgium?

6b) Over which border?

6c) For what reason did you choose Belgium?

 

6d) Where have you been living in Belgium until now? With whom?

6e) Did you enter Belgium freely?

6f ) Were you brought over the Belgian border by a foreign authority?

       Under what conditions?

On 21 October 1938 through Holland

 

To help with our emigration to Uruguay where my brother-in-law and sister-in-law themselves settled. 

 

 

Yes (for emigration)

No

 

 

7a) With which Belgian group are you associated?

 

7b) Do you have parents living in Belgium?

7c) Do You have funds? What type?

7d) What do you plan to do in Belgium?

7e) Do you have references?

Comité d'assistance aux réfugiés juifs (Assistance Committee for Jewish Refugees)

No

None anymore

Arrange our emigration to Uruguay

Comité d'assistance aux réfugiés juifs

 

8e)  If your refugee status is not recognised, you will be required to appear before the Inter-Ministerial Commission, responsible for examining the situation of the foreign refugees!

Yes

 

Date:

6 May 1939

 

Signature of informant

Drahos-Fleissig Adolf (signed)

 

A Monsieur le Ministre de la Justice

Sûreté publique

Place Poelaert 4

Bruxelles

 

8 May 1939

Notice of Allowance of a Passenger Waybill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Royaume de Belgique

Province de Brabant

Commune de Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

 

No. of inscription to the Register of Foreigners:    A-5867

 

(Circular of the Ministry of Justice, no 37 C1 on the date of 15 April 1939)

A valid passenger waybill until 31 August 1939 was delivered this day to Drahos-Fleissig, Adolf born in Vienna, 24 March 1877 and object of my bulletin of information on 10 February 1939

 

Confirmed at St-Josse-Ten-Noode, 8 May 1939

 

FOR THE BURGERMEISTER:

The Head of the delegated service

 

A Monsieur l'Administrateur de la Sûreté publique

4 place Poelaert

à Bruxelles

 

_____________________________________________________________

 

(1) If the passenger waybill were delivered at the time of the inscription to the register from abroad, it will be enough to make of it mention under the heading "observations" of the bulletin of information, by indicating the extreme date of its validity.

 

(2) to accompany to this opinion the questionnaire envisaged by the Circular of the Ministry for the Justice of January 2 1937 No 37 C 1, if this questionnaire was not filled yet by the foreigner in question.

 

(3) To indicate if it is necessary that the interested party was invited to confirm his identity, within thirty day, by the production of an official identity paper provided with a duly stamped photograph.

 

 

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8 May 1939

Confirmatory document

 

File classified temporary instruction, in reference to the circular 37 C I of 15 April 1939 prescribing to deliver a valid passenger waybill until the 31 August 1939 with certain political refugees having requested their inscription with the register from abroad before April 30, 1939.

Confirmatory document advising of the granting of the waybill to Adolf, valid until 31 August 1939.

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15 June 1939

Document detailing the departure of Adolf and Pauline from the Saint-Josse-ten-Noode commune.

 

Document detailing the departure of Adolf and Pauline from the Saint-Josse-ten-Noode commune. Issued in the form of a warrant valid until 31 August 1939.

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2 August 1939

Character statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The President of Police

Bräunerstrasse 5

Wien

 

Abteilung II

II.1202.39

 

To the Ministry of Justice public security

à M. l'Administrateur de la S.P.

à BRUXELLES

 

 
Writing with file reference NR A it is communicated that there are no unfavourable details of consequence of the persons specified and no punishment records

 

A 322.061, of 11 April 1939.

DRAHOS-FLEISSIG, Adolf, on 24 March 1877, born and registered in Vienna, Catholic, married, living in Wien II, Volkerstrasse 19.

 

Nothing unfavourable.

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9 October 1939

Entrance Record for Pauline Aufrichtig for the Internment Camp at Marneffe

 

Ministere de la Justice

Centre de Refuge de Marneffe

Marneffe

 

DETAILS OF ENTRY

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Name and forename:

Place & Date of Birth:

Nationality:

Profession:

Nature of the items of identity or permit to stay which the interested party is carrying; to give if required the number of the appropriate Public Safety Dossier

Aufrichtig, Pauline

Vienna, 11 May 1886

German (Austrian)

Piano Teacher

 

Waybill No. 5867 mod. CI. issued 6 May 1939

 

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Name and forename of spouse:

Place & Date of Birth:

Name and forename of father:

Place and date of birth:

Name and forename of mother:

Place and date of birth:

Name and forename of children:

Place and date of birth:

Date of entry to the Centre:

Drahos-Fleissig, Adolf

Vienna, 24 March 1877

Aufrichtig, Siegmund

Boskowitz, 12 November 1859

Kahn, Hermine

Boskovice, 21 August 1857

Drahos, Edith married name Weiss

Vienna, 5 May 1912

25 August 1939

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NB: These details of entry must be drawn up for any foreigner entering in the centre, without distinction of age.

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3 November 1939

Signed statement

 

Statement signed on 3 November 1939 by both Adolf Drahos-Fleissig and Pauline Aufrichtig with the declaration: "I the undersigned state that I have not incurred any judgment".

The declaration was countersigned by the delegated representative of the Burgermeister.

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9 March 1940

Entrance Record for Pauline Aufrichtig for the Internment Camp at Marneffe

 

Ministere de la Justice

Centre de Refuge de Marneffe

Marneffe

 

LEAVE PERMIT

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Name and forename:

Place & Date of Birth:

Date of Entry Permit:

Date of exit from the Centre:

Reasons:

Aufrichtig, Pauline

Vienna, 11 May 1886

9 October 1939

6 March 1940

 

Sickness of husband, see my letter of 28 February 1940. No. 1473 D.

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Place of destination (complete address):

Brussels

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Number of the Public Security Dossier:

A322061

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NB: These details of departure must be drawn up for any foreigner entering in the centre, without distinction of age.

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13 March 1940

Document Outlining Move from Camp Marneffe to Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmitted to Mr Administrator of Public Safety by the Commissioner of Police, Brussels on 14 March 1940

 

REPORT

 

on 6 March 1940, the foreigners of German nationality, 1) DRAHOS, Adolf, born in Vienna, 24 March 1877, professor, 2) his wife AUFRICHTIG, Pauline, born in Vienna, 11 May 1886, housewife, 3) his daughter DRAHOS, Edith, born in Vienna, 5 July 1912, housewife, 4) his son-in-law WEISS, Siegmund, born in Lemberg, 29 June 1910, painter, came to Brussels, rue du Théatre 42, straight from the Refugees Camp at Marneffe. They are in possession of a signed certificate of the Register of Foreigners delivered to Marneffe.

 

They do not work and are assisted by the committee of Jewish refugees in Brussels, at a rate of 65 francs per person per week. They stated they were not included in a census because they were resident in a centre of foreign refugees, at the time of this census.

 

Brussels 13 March 1940

Le Commissaire adjoint Commerman (signed)

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NOTE: The above document confirms the presence of Edith Drahos-Fleissig with her parents in Brussels as well as her husband Sigmund Weiss.

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10 April 1940

Authorisation to leave Commune de Marneffe (Camp Marneffe)

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Royaume de Belgique

Province de: Liège

Arrondissement de: Huy

Commune de Marneffe

No 631 (2)

Public Safety File Number: 324330

Foreigner's Bulletin

 

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1)  Information intended to prove the identity of:

      The Foreigner:

      Place & Date of Birth:

      Current residence:

      Nationality:

 

      His Wife:

      Place & Date of Birth:

      Current residence:

      Nationality:

 

Professor Drahos-Fleissig Adolf

Vienna, 24 March 1877

Marneffe

German (Austrian)   

 

Aufrichtig, Pauline

Vienna, 11 May 1886

Marneffe

German (Austrian)   

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      His Wife:

      Place & Date of Birth:

      Current residence:

      Nationality:

Aufrichtig, Pauline

Vienna, 11 May 1886

Marneffe

German (Austrian)   

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2)   Date and place of marriage

Malacka (Laab), 28 May 1911

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3a) Forenames, date and place of  birth and address of father:

3b) Surname, forenames, date and place of birth and address of mother:

Fleissig, Josef, Iglau in 1845

Pollak, Aloisia, Glascow in 1850

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4)    Exact profession:

Professor

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5)    Official domicile abroad:

Vienna

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6)    Last residence of foreigner:

2 Volkerstrasse 19

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7)    Date of  arrival in Belgium:

21 October 1938

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8)    Former residence in Belgium:

Bruzelles, Rue du Théatre 42

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9)    Date of arrival in the Commune

25 August 1939

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10)   Nature of papers, their state, authorities which delivered them, place and date of their delivery:

Passenger waybills: Registration Number of Foreigner A.5867 St Josse-ten-Noode valid until 31 August 1939.

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11)   Is he a political refugee:

Jew

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12)   Conduct and previous means of existence in Belgium:

Good

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NOTE: On this document, Adolf's details were entered as Professor Drahos-Fleissig Adolf. The second part of his name had been subsequently crossed through so that his entry reads Drahos Adolf.

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22 April 1940

Registration Document for Schaerbeek Commune, Brabant

 

Royaume de Belgique

Province de Brabant

Arrondissement de Bruxelles

COMMUNE DE SCHAERBEEK

 

Public Safety Dossier Number: A322061

 

DETAILS OF ARRIVAL OF FOREIGNERS

German nationals registered below on April 22, 1940 with the register of foreigners of this commune, Rue Gallait coming from Marneffe Refugee Camp.

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Name Forenames Place of Birth Date of Birth Civil Status Profession
DRAHOS Adolf Vienna 24 March 1877 Husband None
AUFRICHTIG Pauline Vienna 11 May 1886 Wife None
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These foreigners are in possession of a signed Foreigners Registration certificate

Schaerbeek, 22 April 1940

For the Acting Delegated Burgermeister (signed)

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A copy of the document was sent to Monsieur l'Administrateur de la Sûreté Publique (Public Safety), Place Poelaert, Bruxelles. On this document, Adolf's profession was given as "Sans" (Without).
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10 June 1941

Registration Document for Schaerbeek Commune, Brabant

 

Royaume de Belgique

Province de Brabant

Arrondissement de Bruxelles

COMMUNE DE SCHAERBEEK

 

Public Safety Dossier Number: A322061

 

DETAILS OF DEPARTURE OF FOREIGNERS

The following German nationals who were included in the register of foreigners on April 22, 1940 (No.22.746 SP 40) were removed by this office from the Foreigners Register from Rue Gallait 54, having left on April 10, 1940 for Perpignan.

 

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Name Forenames Place of Birth Date of Birth Civil Status Profession
DRAHOS Adolf Vienna 24 March 1877 Husband Professor
AUFRICHTIG Pauline Vienna 11 May 1886 Wife None
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These foreigners were in possession of a signed certificate to the register of foreigners model "B" - valid until 30 May 1940.

Schaerbeek, 10 June 1941

For the Acting Delegated Burgermeister (signed)

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A copy of the document was sent to Monsieur l'Administrateur de la Sûreté Publique (Public Safety), Place Poelaert, Bruxelles. On this document, Adolf's profession is once again listed as Professor. There appears to be a discrepancy of dates on this document. Adolf and Pauline were registered with Schaerbeek Camp on 22 April 1940, and yet it states they left for Perpignan on 10 April 1940. This is more likely to have been 10 May 1941. The document was signed 10 June 1941. Adolf died two months later on 13 August 1941 at Le Vernet KZ nr Perpignan.

 

 

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