Who is entitled to a German passport?

In light of the recent changes to the German citizenship law, descendants of German Jews who were previously not entitled to a German passport may be eligible to obtain one. The obvious question is of course – who is eligible to a German citizenship and how do you prove eligibility? Descendants of those who lived…

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Frankfurt’s Jewish Community – German Citizenship for Grandchildren

The Jewish community in Germany has been one of the prominent and outstanding symbols of European Jewry until World War II. One of the thriving communities that elevated its status was Frankfurt’s Jewish community. The intriguing community, officially established in the early 11th century, flourished for centuries despite countless persecutions, hardships, and numerous pogroms. On…

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German Citizenship: Jewish Community in Speyer

The new amendments to the German citizenship, bring unprecedented ease of access to the restoration of German citizenship for the victims of the Nazi regime. This decision has opened up significant opportunities for hundreds of thousands of descendants worldwide who can now apply for and obtain German citizenship with relative ease. This article aims to…

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Obtaining German Citizenship for Jews of Mainz

The city of Mainz, also known by its German-Yiddish name, Magenza, was among the earliest European cities where Jews thrived not only materially but alsoreligiously. The city’s yeshiva, bearing the name Magenza, was one of the few yeshivas that competed with the leading Babylonian Pumbedita and Sura academies. Descendants of Mainz Jews and German Jews…

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The Right to German Citizenship for Danzig – Gdansk Expatriates

In recent months, the German Parliament has introduced a series of amendments pertaining to German citizenship law. These amendments offer many descendants of victims of Nazi persecution an expanded opportunity to obtain German citizenship. Who Were the Jewish Residents of Danzig – Gdansk? For over five centuries, a vibrant Jewish community thrived in the city,…

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Expediting German Citizenship Applications

Why Has There Been a Surge in German Citizenship Applications in Recent Years? In recent years, hundreds of thousands of German citizenship applications have been submitted for descendants of those persecuted by the Nazi regime. This has led to a significant backlog and delays in processing. While German bureaucrats might prefer for you to patiently…

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German Citizenship: 5 Common Questions and Answers

German citizenship is particularly attractive for Israelis due to the multitude of benefits it offers. In this article, you will find answers to 5 common questions about German citizenship. Who is eligible for German citizenship? Eligibility for German citizenship is determined by German law. It states that former German citizens, who had their citizenship revoked,…

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How to Obtain a German Passport?

Increasingly, Israelis and Jews around the world are exploring the options for obtaining a foreign passport. One of the most powerful passports in the world is the German passport. In light of changes made to German citizenship law in 2021, the conditions for eligibility have increased and the chances of successfully filing an application increased.…

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German citizenship for children by declaration

Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of applications for German citizenship. Notably, in 2021, amendments were introduced to the German citizenship law, which significantly expanded the eligibility criteria. Among those applying are individuals who already possess German citizenship and wish to extend this citizenship to their offspring.…

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