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Embassy briefing event on new rules enabling easier naturalisation for descendants of victims of National Socialist persecution

07.10.2019 - Press release

The Head of the Embassy’s Legal and Consular Department, Hans-Günter Löffler, and his colleagues Juliane Busch and Angela Grossmann will explain the details of the decree issued in August by the Federal Ministry of the Interior facilitating the acquisition of German citizenship for descendants of Germans persecuted under the National Socialist regime who are resident outside Germany. This will include the general procedures and the minimum requirements for acquiring German nationality through naturalisation under Section 14 of the Nationality Act.

The event is intended for all descendants of Germans persecuted under the National Socialist regime resident in the UK who are not already entitled to restoration of citizenship under Article 116 (2) of the Basic Law and are covered by the new decree. These persons include:

  • children born in wedlock before 1 April 1953 to German mothers who had been deprived of their citizenship and non-German fathers
  • children born out of wedlock before 1 July 1993 to German fathers who had been deprived of their citizenship and non-German mothers, provided the paternity of those children was recognised or determined under German law prior to their reaching the age of 23
  • children whose German parent had acquired another citizenship and lost German citizenship in connection with National Socialist persecution
  • children whose mothers emigrated as a result of persecution and lost German citizenship through marriage with a non-German husband

and their descendants.

If you would like to attend the event on 10 October, please click here to view the German version of this page and fill out the form providing your name, surname and email. (Your data will be deleted after the event)

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