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Certificate - Issued to Karina Zars, By Latvian National Committee, 27 Oct 1945 Document Reg. No: SH 911659

Certificate issued to Karina Zars (later Nartiss) by the Latvian National Committee, dated 27 October 1945. The certificate states that Karina Zars, born on 9 February 1925 was looked after in the Latvian camp in Fischbach, and is now going on a journey to Kiel to look for her family.

Karina married goldsmith Aloizijs Nartiss, born 26 May 1924, and the couple had a daughter Liga in 1947. In 1949 they migrated to Australia after spending time in a displaced persons camp in Ludwigsburg in West Germany from 1948-49. In Australia Karina, who had trained as a dancer, worked as a photographic model and was featured on the last paper 10 Pound note, issued in 1956.
Printed white paper certificate, rectangular with typewritten details in German. The Latvian National Committee stamp on lower left next to signature. Six stamps, several signatures and dates on the back.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Performing Arts Museum, 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.80 cm (Height), 20.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, families, world war ii 1939-1945, immigration, displaced persons, latvian communities, latvian immigration, settlement
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Place & Date Issued: Fischbach, Germany, 27 Oct 1945
Issued To: Ms Karina Nartiss, Germany, 28 Oct 1945

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