Nagykáta: NP, 1942. Original document. Softcover. 12mo. 12pp. Original printed wrappers. One official stamp on page 2. This scarce Identification Card for an Hungarian Jewish man was issued in Nagykáta (about 40 miles from Budapest) on March 5, 1942. Taking example on what the Nazis did in 1938,* the Hungarian authorities required Jews to be identified in ways that would permanently separate them from the rest of the Hungarian population, and therefore, Jewish passports and identification cards were to be stamped with the identifying letter "Z" (standing for Zsidó / Jew). The front cover of this ID is stamped with a large Z in burgundy. The card was issued for Ignác Paschkesz, a 56 year-old man living in Budapest. Spine taped. Some creasing along edges of wrappers. Covers partly water-stained, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Text in Hungarian. Wrappers in overall fair to good-, interior in good condition. f to g. Item #39305
* On October 5, 1938, the Reich Ministry of the Interior invalidates all German passports held by Jews. Jews must surrender their old passports, which will become valid only after the letter “J” has been stamped on them.