Re: Revocation of my mother’s German citizenship - help please … #germany
I began the restoration process two years ago and got citizenship
earlier this year. On the application form, I indicated that
citizenship was revoked in 1935, and that was not questioned. In
most cases, citizenship was not individually revoked -- all Jews
were stripped of citizenship at the same time -- and thus there
were no supporting documents. I was able to get copies of other
documents by requesting them from the records department of
individual German cities. Most of these records are not online.
Looking at the list of documents required (Anspruch Merkblatt) I
don't see revocation of citizenship on there, but they might ask
for it in specific situations, for example, if the individual got
citizenship elsewhere before 1945.
Different consulates tend to handle the process differently. I had a very tough time with my local consulate, San Francisco, difficult to get information and appointments. It was definitely a hassle. But I'm glad I did it!
JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN, DANIEL -- Rhineland, Germany