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German court: US woman wrongly denied German citizenship

Published Wed Jun 17 2020 09:26:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Germany’s highest court has ruled an American woman whose Jewish father fled Nazi Germany was wrongly denied German citizenship because she was born out of wedlock. The German constitution provides for people whose citizenship was revoked by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945, and their descendants, to have German citizenship restored on application. In the case that went to the Federal Constitutional Court, the woman — who was born in the U.S. in 1967 and not identified by name — applied for citizenship in 2013. Her father fled to the United States and his German citizenship was revoked in 1938. Her parents weren’t married. The court found that the law’s intention of undoing Nazi injustice speaks against excluding children born out of wedlock.
by Associated Press
German court: US woman wrongly denied German citizenship
German court: US woman wrongly denied German citizenship