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Kaufhaus Schwarz Aryanization Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25153

Scope and Content Note

This collection concerns the "Aryanization" of the Schwarz department store (Kaufhaus Schwarz) in Salzburg, Austria. All materials are photocopies of the official files found in the Salzburger Landesarchiv under Ar 037/45/97, Box 85.

Documents include correspondence with the store's primary owner, Dr. Paul Schwarz; correspondence between various Nazi functionaries, primarily the agent in charge of liquidation, Josef Mitterdorfer, concerning the specifics of the "Aryanization" proceedings; detailed financial records for the store; contracts; and legal documents concerning the liquidation of the company. The story of Kaufhaus Schwarz under Nazi rule is covered in "Arisierungen": beschlagnahmte Vermögen, Rückstellungen und Entschädigungen by Albert Lichtblau (2004).

Dates

  • 1938-1943

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Historical Note

The Schwarz department store (Kaufhaus Schwarz) was located in Salzburg, Austria. The store's primary owner was Dr. Paul Schwarz. In 1938, the business was "Aryanized" by forcing Schwarz to sell. In following years, the question of whether the business should be liquidated or continued was debated by various Nazi functionaries and agencies.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection concerns the "Aryanization" of the Schwarz department store (Kaufhaus Schwarz) in Salzburg, Austria. All materials are photocopies of the files found in the Salzburger Landesarchiv under Ar 037/45/97, Box 85.

Arrangement

Materials were left as found.

Digitization Note

This collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Processing Information

Materials were refoldered.
Title
Guide to the Kaufhaus Schwarz Aryanization Records 1938-1943 AR 25153
Author
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Described, encoded, and digitized as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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