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PERSECUTION
AND FLIGHT
THE NAZI CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE JEWS


   
           

Nazi Party membership

Following Adolf Hitler's assumption of power, millions of Germans enrolled in the Nazi Party, usually to obtain jobs or to assure themselves of favored treatment. The upsurge in party membership, in turn, strengthened the Nazis' grip on the government.

Karl Rometsch joined the Nazi Party on May 1, 1933. This was his second membership book, issued May 8, 1936, at Munich, which recorded his participation until January 1943.

Canceled -reichsmark and 2-reichsmark stamps serve as receipts for monthly dues at the left, and  30-pfennig stamps, as receipts for extra assessments (ostensibly voluntary charitable contributions), at the right. Payments for the year 1936 are displayed on this page. next >>

 



 

 

Courtesy of The Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation. Ex-Ken Lawrence exhibit. 

 


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