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Forged ID Documents

Identity papers were absolutely indispensable for someone fleeing or living under an assumed name. In order to feign a credible identity, various documents such as ID cards, passports, baptismal certificates, birth certificates, driver’s licenses, and credentials had to be forged. Some victims of persecution had a very skilled hand in this regard. They first forged papers for themselves and then for others at risk. Resistance groups set up workshops where forgers, some of them professional graphic artists, worked, forging large numbers of documents. Countless Jews owe their lives to these forgers...