Re: What was the purpose of this document issued in Czarist Russia? #russia

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz

Domestic passports were necessary in the tsarist empire if one left one's place of residence for longer than six months or to travel outside the home region. Numerous Jews left the tsardom only with a domestic passport. They crossed the border into Prussia illegally and then traveled on.  

Ruth Leiserowitz
Berlin / Warsaw

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