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Niedenzu vs. Sander. Correspondence

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Published by NP, NP, 1935
Condition: vg Soft cover
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Small Folio. Correspondence. Original orange paper file folder, protected by modern mylar. Business and trial correspondence between the Bakelite manufacturer Friedrich Bernh. Sander in Gera (East Germany) and the sales representative Paul Niedenzu, Breslau. The correspondence contains some 30 pieces of typewritten letters between the contending parties including the original contract of July 1st, 1934, and official correspondence from courts. This is not a case of typical Aryanization, a Jewish-owned company taken over by non-Jews, but the case of an Aryan threatening another Aryan based on the business owner's refusal to let go of a Jewish sales representative in favor of the Aryan out of purely social concerns for the Jewish employee. According to the correspondence the business relation turned sour only 3 weeks after the initial contract was signed. In a contentious letter of July 19, 1934, the sales representative claims negligence and breach of contract on the part of the manufacturer, threatening with a lawsuit and a report of the incident to the Chambers of Commerce, and furthermore accuses the manufacturer in a typical Nazi scare tactic of boycotting the economy (".da ich Ihre Handlungen als Boykottierung der Wirtschaft betrachte.") as well as preferring a Jewish sales representative over him (".das Sie ausgerechnet eine Jüdin wie aus Ihren Briefen hervorgeht unterstützen und einen Christen ausnützen wollen."). In a flurry of contentious letters from both sides, following the letter of July 19, 1934, the focus shifts more and more towards the national socialist aspect culminating in Niedenzu's threat to report this incident to the NS magazine "Der Stürmer" and the Reichs Ministry in order to stigmatize the manufacturer. Subsequently Sander terminates the contract on August 3, 1934, effective immediately after having inquired about Niedenzu finding that a number of warrants for Niedenzu's arrest were issued in other matters. In a letter of August 14, 1934, Niedenzu suggests a settlement threatening at the same time to take his case directly to Reichs Minister "Dr. Goebels" (misspelled in the original letter) emphasizing his Aryan descent and implying that favoritism of a Jewish sales representative would certainly be frowned upon (".dürfte Ihnen ja bekannt sein we an oberen Stellen über die Judenfrage gedacht wird,."). The correspondence includes details relating to accounting and a verdict, relating to a counter suit launched by Sander, of the district Court Breslau in favor of Sander. The file folder most likely stems from the records of the manufacturer considering the fact that Niedenzu's letters are originals, Sander letters copies. Folder with light wear. Some fraying of lower edges of four letters. Overall in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 37920

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Title: Niedenzu vs. Sander. Correspondence

Publisher: NP, NP

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Manuscript.

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