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KENNKARTE #48 - GENERALGOUVERNEMENT - SKALA (issued 02 March 1943)

Kennkarte issued in the Generalgouvernement to a Pole.  The ID card was temporarily used in liberated Poland after the War and thus has the eagle and swastika cut out on the bottom, like many such cards.  

This ID card was issued on 02 March 1943 and was valid until 02 March 1948.  The ID holder was a 45 year old man as of the date of issue.  

Skala is in Malopolska, not very far from Krakow (about 13 miles or 22 kilometers; approximately a 30 min. drive, based on current road conditions in 2015).  On 06 September, the German Army occupied the town and burned most of it down.  At the time, there were around 4,000 inhabitants, about 700 of them Jews.  The town was a center of activity by the AK (Armia Krajowa) and major skirmishes between the partisans and the German occupiers took place in July and August 1944.