Kennkarte of Karl Ernst "Israel" Levy, with J
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Gift of Karl-Ernst Levy
Id no. 433.90, Document, German
All Germans - "Aryans" as well as Jews - were required to carry identity papers (kennkarten) at all times. Nazi law required Jews who did not have easily identifable Jewish names to take "Israel" or "Sara" as a middle name. The kennkarten is also marked with a "J" for "Jude" (Jew).
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