Ration Card - Issued to Wieser family, Germany, circa 1942 Document Reg. No: HT 16984

Paper ration card issued in Germany during World War II. It was used by the Wieser family for food rations during World War II. It was brought to Australia by the family when they migrated from Germany in 1951. The Wieser family were of German ethnicity, yet grew up and lived in South Tyrol making their citizenship was unclear. Considered Italian citizens prior to World War II after the war they were alternately considered to have Italian and German citizenship. The Wieser family's migration experience, is one of statelessness and displacement, both during World War II and afterwards, and of continual movement and fracturing of the family upon their arrival in Australia.
Paper ration card. It features the Nazi insignia in top left hand corner and most of the ration coupons have been removed from the border of the card. The reverse side features two recipes to make with rations.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Claire French, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 115 mm (Height), 110 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Wieser Family Collection, Wieser Family, German Migrants, 1951, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: rationing
Inscriptions: Extensive text in German in black ink.
Issued By: German Reich, Germany, 1939-1945
Issued To: Mr Heinrich Wieser, Germany, 1939-1945
User: Mrs Georgina Wieser, Germany, 1939-1945
User: Dr Claire French, Germany, 1939-1945
User: Mr Othimar Wieser, Germany, 1939-1945

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