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Submitted by Deborah Samuel Holman

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 5/8/2022 2:30 PM
Family Surname: LICHTENTHAL
Country: Austria
Town: Vienna
Date of Image: April 8, 1954
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This is page 4 of a 6-page letter from my great-grandparents, Sigmund and Rosa Lichtenthal to their lawyer, Robert Janowitz in Vienna, Austria. I think it has to do with obtaining reparations for losses from the Holocaust.

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5/13/2022 4:19 AM Ottakrug delivered to a main Nazi. The same has also received our Citroen car. Occasionally I wanted to check the books to see if these sales were registered, but I was denied access. Employees received 169 pairs of Bally shoes as hush money. 8 ? worth 2000 shillings each have disappeared!! On Hitler's birthday in April 1939 a large metal collection was carried out and our commissioner gave all our brass hat stands, brass display tables, all our aluminium press trays and molds which were of very great value and could not be replaced at the time! It can be said that all moveable property were stolen and sold on the sly. After two years of looting, the inspector told me that the company's “remaining stocks” would be “liquidated”. After six months of liquidation, he deposited the amount for two third-class ship tickets and each 10 (?) Reichsmarks as food allowance at the Jewish religious community!

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