Israeli consulates do not accept documentation in anything other than its first issuance. This means Jews with lost or destroyed documents can’t just request a new copy from the state.
To avoid antisemitism, Soviet Jews found ways to remove the word “Jew” from their documents. This causes them to need more than one generation of records.
Learn more about the required paperwork and how Help a Jew - Help the Holy Land can assist in searching the archives of the FSU!