An alle Juden in Koln - To all the Jews in Cologne - a notice regarding the obligation to register Jewish objects in preparation for their confiscation by the Gestapo. Cologne, 1941. German.
An ad on behalf of the Judische Kultusvereinigung - an association of synagogues in Cologne on behalf of the the German Gestapo, obliging the Jews to come and register their personal belongings - bicycles, typewriters and other useful accessories. The message reads: "According to a message from our headquarters, the Reich Society of Jews in Germany Berlin, the following order was issued by order of its supervisory authority: All Jews (citizens and stateless) are required to register the following items as of Thursday, November 20, 1941: A. Typewriters, machines Reproduction. B. Bicycles and accessories. C. Cameras and films, magnifiers and projection devices. D. Binoculars.”
It is also written that each item must be described separately according to its condition: like new, in need of repair, poor, and that the obligation applies to every Jewish family even if the spouse is not Jewish, and it also applies to Jews with foreign citizenship. If the bicycles are owned by doctors with an official license, as well as Jews on work assignments, they also require registration. Jews who need the bicycle for work assignments should indicate this, and these cases will be submitted to the Gestapo for special approval. The proclamation states that the obligation to register must be fulfilled by December 5, 1941, and a Jew who does not follow the instructions "is expected to face the heaviest punishments".
In Cologne at the time there were six synagogues which concentrated around them the activity of the Jewish communities in the city, and this ad was actually addressed to the Jews of Cologne through the Jewish community manager.
 page. 30x21 cm. Very good condition.