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This alien registration card, from the U.S. Department of Justice to Charles Schock of Topeka, Kansas, was issued during World War I due to Schock's statue as a non-naturalized citizen of the U.S. During World War I many German Americans were issued similar registration cards that they had to carry at all times. If a non-naturalized German American was stopped without their card, they could face imprisonment until hostilities between Germany and the U.S. ceased.

Date: February 25, 1918

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Schock's registration card can be used in conjunction with other material on the experience of German Americans during World War I to help students understand the type of restrictions placed on German Americans during the conflict.

KS: 11th: 1.7.: challenges German Americans faced in Kansas during World War I

Item Number: 213592
Call Number: Schock Family Coll. #781
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213592

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