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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 1/17/2021 3:36 PM
Family Surname: Geiger
Country: Austria
Town: Vienna
Date of Image: 1938
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This is a typewritten page in German of the takeover of my cousin's business in Vienna by the Nazis in 1938. This letter was a fabricated justification by the Nazis to confiscate his business. I would appreciate a full translation.

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1/20/2021 5:37 PM Not exactly
[I don't think the Nazis cared to justify such actions in each specific case]

This letter is written BY Markus Geiger, merchant, 40 years old, 35/18 Darwingasse, 2nd district

He reports "Veraenderung" [I assume structural modification to the property.] He mentions value of business property (11 795). He says that in the meantime, the business was liquidated [looks like by force of government] and he now hasn't money even for living expenses.
1/21/2021 3:32 PM According the to decree of 26 Apr 1938, Jews had to report their assets. In this declaration, Markus GEIGER declared that his commercial assets on 2 April 1938 were RM11,795. On the date of the document (13 Dec.), his company had beed liquidated and the outstanding accounts had been seized in favor of income tax and business tax, so that he had not even the means for his own subsistence.
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