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Brexit spurs refugees’ descendants to seek German passports

Britons whose families fled Nazi persecution of Jews look to maintain EU links

Tobias Buck

Financial Times

Brexit has prompted a surge in German citizenship applications by British descendants of Jewish refugees from the Nazis, as part of a broader rush by UK nationals for EU passports.

Tob 2bAccording to official data, such applications have risen almost 40-fold since Britain voted to leave the EU, from just 43 in 2015 to 1,667 last year.

In 2016, descendants of refugees made 684 applications for German citizenship.

Most came after the referendum in June that year.

Michael Newman, chief…

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