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Identifying Features

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Identifying Features

This brochure presents the typical markings, labels and tags that can be found on items originally belonging to Jewish owners from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia who were deported by the Nazis.

Various markings, labels and tags provide an invaluable source of information for provenance research. Besides making it possible to verify the accuracy of information obtained from comparing archive sources, the presence of the original owner’s transport number also enables us to identify the owner’s name – which is usually not given in the written sources. These markings thus provide tangible historical evidence and offer a unique insight into the fates of items looted from the victims of Nazi persecution during the Second World War.

(The brochure is available for download in PDF format.)