Re: Required proving of non-Jewish ancestry in Nazi Europe? #germany

Judy Vasos

Hi Diana,

When we visited non Jewish relatives in Germany several years ago they
showed us a document >from the Hitler era to show they did not have jewish
ancestry. They had to research and prove their Aryan ancestry back to
the 18th century. The document was approved by the state. I don't know
what other countries where this was required but I was shocked when
I saw it. So Yes, this was true.

Judy Vasos :

Diana Helen Gomes da Costa Mohr wrote:
I have heard it stated that in some countries overrun by the Nazis,
local populations were required to prove their lack of Jewish ancestry
by producing their own family trees. Is this just a myth or is it true?
If true, which countries were affected?

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