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Why are some British Jews applying for German citizenship?

August 16th, 2016

Episode 1135 of 1344 episodes

The German embassy in London has received several hundred requests from Britons about German citizenship since the EU referendum, including some from descendants of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany. They are looking to use a little known provision in German law which allows for refugees and their descendants to have their citizenship restored. One such descendant, the British Jewish author Thomas Harding, told the Today programme what brought about his decision to become a German citizen. (Image: German passport. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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