Certificate of Exemption from Military Duties issued to Karina Nartiss, dated 24 June 1947. The exemption was issued as she was not a German national. Born in Latvia in 1925, Karina married Alozijs Nartiss in 1946, their daughter Liga was born in 1947. They migrated to Australia in 1949 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.

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Rectangular paper certificate printed on buff coloured paper in German. Typewritten name and address on right half of document, stamped in blue, black and red in three places. Reverse side has printing in middle, stamped in blue and a signature in blue.

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