This is a collection of index cards of Jews who had their German nationality annulled as a consequence of the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws of 1935. Those laws spelled out which persons were considered Jewish and which were deemed “worthy” of German citizenship and its accompanying rights and responsibilities. The Nuremberg Laws also prevented German citizens from marrying persons of Jewish descent.
Index cards in this collection were filmed at the Berlin Document Center in 1959. Some records have given names added (Israel for men and Sara for women)—this system was used to make Jews in a lengthy list more readily identifiable. Each record provides:
You can also look at an image of the original index card (which generally does NOT provide any additional information).
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