Census Card [LCID: 2015dl1e]

Census Card

On December 17, 1941, the Romanian government issued a decree requiring a census of all those with "Jewish blood.” All persons having one or two Jewish parents or two Jewish grandparents were ordered to register at the Central Jewish Office. This is a census certificate issued by that office in 1942.

Critical Thinking Questions

What was the context of the Holocaust and World War II at the time of this census?

Why are artifacts, photographs, and documents like this one important historical evidence?

How do objects and images enhance our understanding of the events of the Holocaust?


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