A cousin of mine has a document entitled:
"Auszüge aus dem Registern der Juden der Gemeinde Griesheim Kr. Darmstadt"
It concludes with the following text:
"Die Richtigkeit des Auszugs wird bescheinigt.
Griesheim Kreis Darmstadt, den 27. Juli 1938.
The body of the document is a list of all family members from the mid-18th century until the date it was prepared in 1938. My cousin always assumed that this was a document that Jews were required to provide to German authorities for their nefarious purposes. He is interested in the circumstances surrounding the preparation of this document, i.e.
-Who would have ordered that it be prepared and for what purposes was it ordered?
-How was the family notified that they were required to obtain the document?
-Did Jewish families obtain the list of family members from the Darmstadt city government?
-Was the family required to submit it to the German authorities or was it submitted by the town hall to a German agency?
-Which agency would it have been submitted to?
-How was the information used?
Any information appreciated.