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Jewish Kennkarte

After World War II began, Germany began issuing Kennkarten to citizens of conquered countries. Kennkarten were identity cards also introduced by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland (General Government). They were issued primarily from 1941 to 1943. Forgery by Polish resistance was common.
The color of a Kennkarte was based on ethnicity. Poles had gray ones; Jews and Romas, yellow; Russians and other non–Polish Slavs, blue.

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