Mathilde/Mancia Eckstein’s Asset Declaration Required by the Nazi Regime Prior
to Her Deportation, and Nazi Records of Her Deportation to Izbica, April 1942












A) Vermögensverzeichnis” - (Asset Declaration)

 

Notes and Translations


The subtitle of this document tells us that the "following are [names of] Jews evacuated to the eastern territories.”

The Nazis used the name Mancia or Manzie, and not the more German-sounding Mathilde, which is the name by which her four children knew her.

The name “Sara”, which was not Mathilde’s middle name, follows her first name. The addition of “Sara” was required to indicate that Mancia/Mathilde was Jewish.  In August 1938, the Nazi regime had ordered that all Jews whose names were not recognizable as “Jewish” adopt the middle name of “Israel” (for Jewish men) or “Sara” (for Jewish women).

“XVII”, hand-written in the top-right area of this form, probably signifies that this 'transport’ was the 17th transport from Vienna. However, this was the first of the four deportation transports that evacuated 4000 Jewish men, women and children from Vienna's "Aspang" train station to Izbica, between April 9th and June 1942. “233” indicates that Mathilde/Mancia was the 233rd person on this particular transport.

 

"Kenn Nr." (Passport No.) - “stls.” = abbreviation for “Staatenlos” (stateless). This Nazi "stateless" classification came about either because Mathilde/Mancia did not have Austrian citizenship, or because the Nazi regime had revoked it.

She could not have had Polish citizenship either, because from 1882, when Mathilde was born in Stanislau, Galicia, through the time of her departure for Vienna early in WWI, Galicia was a territory of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Galicia would only become a part of an independent state of Poland after WWI.

Mathilde declared [only] 5 Reichsmarks in cash (“Bargeld - RM 5.--”), but no securities, blocked accounts, savings books, insurance policies, household goods and furniture, or receivables [money owed to her] in the Third Reich or abroad.

 

B) “Deportationsliste(Deportation List)

 This is the neat, typed Nazi record, complete with date, destination (Izbica) and the Transport Number’ (“17/233”, the same as in her Asset Declaration), of Mathilde’s forced deportation to her murder.

The imprinted rectangular space for Mathilde’s date of birth, last residence In Vienna, and her Identity number are filled out, but the boxes for Mathilde’s ultimate fate (Schicksal/Deplisten?] ), date of death (“Todesdatum”), place of death (“Todesort)”, concentration camp/enforced, segregated area for Jews (“Lager/Ghetto”), birthplace (“Geburtsort”) and maiden name (“Mächenname”), are left blank.













C) Page from Gestapo List of Persons Who were Deported from Vienna to Izbica, April 9, 1942.

Found in the International Tracing Service collection held by the United States Holocaust Museum, by Liliya Meyerovich, of the Museum’s Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center.

Page 6, in which the name “Eckstein, Mancia Sara” appears on the 6th line, along with her individual deportation number (233), the number of the district in Vienna in which Mathilde/ Mancia had lived (2), her street address (Czerningasse 9, apt. 27), and her 1882 birth date;



































D) The cover page of this same list of deportees.

"V.C.C.148" is an older International Tracing Service Archives designation for "Transports from Vienna." "Transportlisten aus dem Gestapobereich Wien" means “Lists of transports run by the Secret State Police (Geheime Staatspolizei, known as Gestapo) of the Vienna area. "Ordiner 29" means file #29. The words on the bottom of this cover read: "gesamte Blattzahl: 323 Blätter" mean that there are a total of 47 pages in these lists.






In the above documents, as with so many other Nazi documents, there is an enormous chasm between the “civilized”, orderly record-keeping and the barbarity of the act that is being recorded.

 

 

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