AVIS de Départ / d’Arrivée d’un Juif form

AVIS de Départ/d’Arrivée d’un JUIF form
France
Circa 1942
Printed paper

On permanent loan from the Friedman family – Edward, Judith, Benjamin, and Jacob

This means “Notice of departure/arrival of a Jew.” This form was to register the comings and goings of Jewish people in France during the war. It is one example of how closely monitored Jews in Nazi-occupied and collaborationist Europe were.

The government used this document to limit the movements of the Jewish Population in Vichy, France. The government required that Jews notify them whenever they planned to be somewhere new for more than thirty days. This document was sent to all the Local Prefects throughout Vichy. 

During the German occupation, many Jews were forced to register and identify themselves as Jewish. These measures made it easier to track and control the movements of people within the territory. Soon, all Jewish residents could be identified on sight. This new visibility subjected families to increased discrimination and isolation. Not long after, these registration lists made it easier to conduct round-ups and deportations. 

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