My grandparents are Holocaust survivors. Might I be entitled to EU citizenship? How do I figure this out and pursue it if it's an option?
Having heard of this possibility of dual citizenship (I'm American), some preliminary googling turned up this: "German law grants citizenship to "former German citizens, who lost their citizenship for political, racial or religious reasons between Jan. 30, 1933 and May 8, 1945" -- the duration of the Nazi dictatorship -- as well as their descendants" (from here
Assuming this is true, I have two questions:
-Do other countries have similar laws for people who lost their citizenship during that event (and their descendants)?
-Is there any way one of my grandparents might have been German citizens?
Background on my grandparents:
Grandmother: Born and raised in Munkacs (Which is currently part of Ukraine, but was once Czech, Polish, and German at different times. See some history here
. She and her family were taken from that town to Auschwitz during the war.
Grandfather: Born in Polat (spelling possibly wrong, will get update later tonight if they're still awake?) in Czechoslovakia. Served in Czech army, and if I understand his story correctly, was captured and put into a Russian prisoner of war/labor camp.
So! How do I begin to figure this stuff out?