Accession Number: NEKHC:2009.54

Object: Certificate

Category: Kindertransport; Germany; The Philanthropin School and Sports; Anti-Jewish Measures; The Nazi Regime; Sigmar Berenzweig

Physical Description: Paper and ink certficate, complete. Minor tear in 2 places. 

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This certificate belonged to Sigmar Berenzweig. It shows his membership of the School Sports Association Philanthropin in Frankfurt am Main.  

Further Information

This membership certificate was donated by Sigmar Berenzweig. The certificate confirms Sigmar's membership in the School Sports Association at the Philanthropin school, located on Hebel Street in Frankfurt am Main. The Philanthropin was a long existing school, serving the Jewish community from the 1800s until its closure by the Nazi regime in the early 1940s. Sigmar’s certificate names the School Sports Association Philanthropin the ‘Oldest Jewish Youth Sports Association in Germany’, with a founding date of 27 April 1921. The certificate is dated 5 December 1938, confirms Sigmar’s date and place of birth, and his membership of the association between 3 September 1937 and 5 December 1938. He is awarded the association’s ‘Honour Badge’. Facing increasing Nazi persecution, Sigmar was sent to England on the Kindertransport.