katherine (chickpeagreen) wrote in little_details,
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Death notification of an expat in 1930s Berlin

Setting: Berlin and an island of the coast of Turkey in early 1933
Searched: "death notifications 1930s", "death notifications 1930s germany", "death notification expat", "death notification expat 1930s", looked through the archives here

I'm writing about the death of a daughter of a relatively well-known historical figure, so I want to be as accurate as possible. Anyway, here's what happened: a woman living in Berlin, formerly a Soviet expatriate (her Soviet citizenship was revoked in 1932), commits suicide in early 1933, several weeks before the Nazis take power. Her father, also a former Soviet citizen, is living in Turkey. How would he be notified of her death? Would it be a telegram or a phone call? How much time would it take the German government to contact him?

Thanks so much in advance for your help - this situation is complicated and very specific, I know!
Tags: 1930-1939, germany: history, turkey: history, ~suicide
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