The identification card was valid for only 30 days. If another 30 day renewal was denied, the bearer was subjected to deportation or evacuation, the Nazi euphemism for extermination. The 30 day renewal threat, hung over the bearer of the ID, like the sword suspended by a hair over the head of Damocles in Greek Mythology. Upon the liquidation of ...
Hirschberger, Fritz, 1912-2004
University of Minnesota, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.