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Easier path to German citizenship for descendants of victims of Nazi persecution

30.09.2019 - Press release

Minister Seehofer issues two decrees allowing restoration of German citizenship

As of today, descendants of victims of National Socialist persecution will be able to acquire German citizenship more easily. This is because the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) has issued two comprehensive decrees to facilitate the acquisition of German citizenship for people resident abroad who are descendants of Germans persecuted under the National Socialist regime, and who are not entitled to restoration of citizenship under Article 116 (2) of the Basic Law (Grundgesetz).

Full press release: Easier path to German citizenship for descendants of victims of Nazi persecution

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