The entities recorded in the 370 are place names, and Danzig (Germany) is a valid name heading, as shown by the presence of a record for it in the NAF. "Danzig" was certainly the name by which this place was known in 1896 when Gerhard Rose was born, so it seems appropriate from that angle as well to use "Danzig (Germany) $2 naf".

Charles Croissant
Senior Catalog Librarian
Pius XII Memorial Library
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63108

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 1:15 PM, Bushman, Barbara (NIH/NLM) [E] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We are upgrading the record for Rose, Gerhard, ‡d 1896-1992 (LCCN no2002101636) to RDA.  We want to include a 370 for his place of birth which was Danzig (Germany).  The record for Danzig (Germany) has a 667 which states SUBJECT USAGE: This heading is not valid for use as a subject. Works about this place are entered under Gdaněsk (Poland).  What do we use in the 370, Danzig (Germany) or Gdansk (Poland)?  Is place of birth treated like a subject?
Barbara Bushman
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National Library of Medicine
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