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Logo of the exhibition "Home and Exile. Jewish Emigration from Germany since 1933" in the Jewish Museum Berlin


Excerpt from récépissé from Hedwig Roeder

Every refugee who would like to stay in France for longer than two months is obligated to apply to the responsible police authorities for an identification card (carte d´identité) no later than eight days after immigration.

The temporary receipt issued when such an application is submitted (récépissé) amounts to a provisional residency permit. Also coveted is the "carte d´identité travailleur industriel," which is a prerequisite for employment.