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German Passport 1646 (permit to pass), Duchess of Hesse

10 June, 2015

Very rare and early identification document from the final phase of the Thirty Years’ War for a duke’s messenger to Eisleben and Herringen, which probably was responsible for the conveyance of the princely annual Christmas post. – On the lower right corner is a note found on the disbursement of wages messengers (27 guilders) of 30 Januar 1647th – Anna Eleanor, daughter of the Landgrave Ludwig V of Hesse-Darmstadt...

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Free City of Danzig

9 June, 2015

The website has everything what you need to know about the Free City of Danzig. Beside the excellent gallery of the three passport types in seven versions (direct link here…) you will find vast information, media and much more about the city. Truly a excellent site. I still do enjoy reading… Last but not least you will find displayed also a “Alien Passport” version which is most rare...

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Diplomacy, Vatican and WW II

9 June, 2015

AS THE CLOUDS OF WAR GATHERED again over Europe, the Knights of Columbus found themselves fighting to stay in Italy as Mussolini attempted to take over activities and organizations for Catholic youth, including the Knights’ playgrounds. Not only were the Knights able to keep the playgrounds operating in the early 1930s, they also managed to keep them running throughout World War II. When the war broke out, priests and...

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Belgium Diplomatic Passports 1954

1 June, 2015
Belgium Diplo 1954

These are the diplomatic passports of Gilbert Mullie (Senator, Chairman of the Farmers Union, President of the Catholic party) and his wife. Both documents looks like printed yesterday and are in fantastic mint condition. His passport was used for travel and both passports were extended twice. HER passport is available for your collection! Gilbert Mullie Joseph Aristide , born on May 26, 1876 at Dottignies and died on 24...

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Nazi Germany Passport Nanking 1945 Manchuria

26 May, 2015
Germany 1941 Nanking

A great piece of (passport) history. German passport issued in Berlin 17 April 1941 for Charlotte Zimmermann, resident of Nanking, China. Passport extended in Peking 30 September 1941. Several visa for China (Manchuria) and Russia. Extension of the passport again in Nanking 29 April 1945 and valid till 29 April 1947. Too bad I missed to grab this great document. The Nanking Massacre or Nanjing Massacre, also known as...

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Aeronautics Pioneer Theodore Windel

20 May, 2015

THEODORE WINDEL a pioneer engineer in aeronautics who made significant invention for today’s airplanes. I couldn’t find much on his biography but he was born in Germany. Honored later by NASA for his his invention. T. WINDEL, AUTOMATIC STABILIZER FOR AEROPLANES, APPLICATION FILED OCT.8, 1912, Patented Nov. 18, 1913 THEODORE WINDEL, BROOKLYN, NEW YORKTo all whom, it may concern Be it known that I, Theodore Windel, a citizen of...

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18th Century Royal Protection Letter For Jewish Family

17 May, 2015
Prussian German Jewish Protection letter 1799p

As a side topic I do collect also protection letters & passes from the Holocaust which includes documents issued and signed by several “righteous diplomats”. But to get the chance to secure such a early document of Jewish-German-Polish history is outstanding! This folio protection letter for a Jew from Poland with name Moses Lewin from the City of Lodz (profession: tailor), received the  Royal protection and the right of...

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Louis Mountbatten 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

14 May, 2015

Louis of Battenberg, the great grandson of Queen Victoria, and second cousin of George V, was born in Windsor, England, on 25th June, 1900. His father, Prince Louis of Battenberg, had been born in Austria. As a result of the anti-German feelings in Britain during the First World War the family changed its name from Battenberg to Mountbatten. Mountbatten was educated at Osborne and Dartmouth Royal Naval College (1913-16)....

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Der Sturz – Honeckers Ende (East German History)

13 May, 2015

Margot Honecker lügt sich die DDR schön: „Es gab keinen Schießbefehl” • „Es gab keine Zwangsadoptionen” • „Was war an dieser DDR verbrecherisch?” • „Die DDR – ein Unrechtsstaat?” Keine Rede davon. • „Die Toten an der Mauer?” Selbst schuld. Die preisgekrönte ARD-Dokumentation “Der Sturz” von Eric Friedler, zeigt eine uneinsichtige Margot Honecker und entlarvt das DDR-Herrscherpaar. Margot Honecker gibt erstes TV-Interview seit mehr als 20 Jahren Seit mehr...

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11 May, 2015

Espacing the Holocaust – Budapest, Hungary 1944 The Nazis took over Budapest in 1944 and wanted to deport finally as much as possible Jews to death camps in the East. Mostly to Auschwitz  – the largest Nazi facility for systematic mass murder. But there was one man, a Swiss man – Vice-Consul CARL LUTZ which negotiated a special deal with the Hungarian government and the Nazis. He gained permission...

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