Kronthal Identification Cards

Unknown Maker

The Swiss government requested that German passports be marked with the letter J for Jude, thus preventing Jews from passing themselves off as non-Jews and finding temporary shelter in Switzerland. Germany complied with the Swiss request on October 5, 1938.

Name: Kronthal Identification Cards
Artist: Unknown Maker
Origin: Heidelberg, Germany, 1939
Medium: Ink, Photographs, Printed Paper
Dimensions: 5 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.
Credit: Gift of unknown donor
Catalog Number: 99.81