This law require identification sex offenders in their passports. In my past in former USSR I was identified in my passport as a Jew. I wrote this post to describe my experience and compare it with
International Megan law sex offenders identification
I sent to author this letter:
I am former Soviet Jew and came to USA as a political refugee on human rights. My parents survived in Holocaust.
I remember the story of my grandfather. In 1941 year he was called in Soviet army. His document identified him as a Jew.
He learned that Nazi look at passports of captured soldiers and shoot everybody with Jewish identification. He took passport of his friend who was killed in fighting. His friend was identified as Ukrainian . Next day Nazi captured his unit. They looked at passports and shot all people with
Jewish identity. Also they killed all people with black hair. Nazi looked at my grandfather passport and let him go. He went back to Soviets, tried to fight, was wounded, and captured again. But he has a different Identity in his passport and he survived. He said that many Jew who served in Soviet army and had Jewish ID were killed by their fellow soldiers shooting them in the back. Long after World War 2 my grandfather had his Ukrainian Passport. It was easier for him to live. After World War 2, when 6 millions Jewish people were killed by German Nazi, there was a huge antisemitism in USSR. Many soviet citizens helped Nazi to kill Jews. I heard many times when some people talked that Hitler was a great man only because he killed many Jews, and unfortunately he was not allowed to finish this job.
There was a different story with my parents and me. We had internal passports with chapter 5
where anybody could read
5. Nationality ........ Jew
If you think this was better than sex offenders identify in modern USA, you are wrong. Some people might learn this and start fighting or screaming loudly how they hate you. Human Resources representative could took your passport and exclude you from job candidates. There were also silent instructions from soviet government to look at chapter 5 nationality and make hiring decision, also admissions to leading Universities
I remember opening my red Soviet passport and reading Jew nationality, and I hated that. Any Jewish identities were already removed by communists. Jewish schools were closed, synagogues were destroyed and 3 millions of Jewish people were killed by German Nazi with great help from Passport mark. I think many people with Jew mark in their passports felt the same. People started to seek ways to escape from USSR. Not a long ago Russia removed mark in passport, but it was too late. Too many people left. They helped Israel and US economy, and Russia with former soviet republics are still very poor Developing countries with nuclear bombs.
I left Belarus in 1997 year, and main reason for leaving was mark in my passport. When I arrived in US I got a job with Mitsubishi Electric Automaton, Japanese company. There was no Jewish identification in my documents and when I became a US citizen
I could read in my US passport
Nationality ....United States of America. That was a good feeling.
What happened then you can learn from this article written after interview with me. I may explain more.
Browser Hijackers Ruining Lives
I got conviction for porn and was placed on sex offenders registry in Minnesota for 10 years. 2 years ago I was removed.
But with this International Megan Law my passport will be marked. Instead of Jew I will have Sex Offender. No difference. I got the same situation.
You can read my story here