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Norway’s New Passport Design

16 November, 2014
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Norway’s designer already made headlines after Snøhetta presented the new “Pixel Design” for bank notes but this time neue presents also the new passport design which is minimalistic but crisp & clear. I just can say WOW, cool! I like it. Police Directorate and National Criminal Investigation Service invited to a design competition in February 2014. The purpose of the contest was to find a unique concept of high...

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Allied Museum Berlin

13 November, 2014
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25 years fall of the Berlin Wall is also related to the content of this museum – The Allied Military Forces In Occupied Germany. The history of the Western powers in Berlin is full of suspense and drama. It begins with the American, British, and French occupying troops marching into Berlin in 1945 and ends with the Allies’ ceremonial withdrawal in 1994. The museum is covering the history of...

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25 Years Fall Of The Wall – A Unique Passport

9 November, 2014
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Do you remember where you have been when the wall was falling? Instantly I wanted to travel to Berlin from my city in South Germany to join this historical event of my generation – but I couldn’t. I took me till May 1990 when I was able to enter East Germany (DDR) for the very first time. My family didn’t had any relatives in the DDR but I had...

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FRONTEX Document Fraud

6 November, 2014
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What is FRONTEX? FRONTEX promotes, coordinates and develops European border management in line with the EU fundamental rights charter applying the concept of Integrated Border Management. Frontex helps border authorities from different EU countries work together. Frontex’s full title is the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union. The agency was set up in 2004 to...

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Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Hero

2 November, 2014
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Here comes an outstanding and awarded video book app about Swiss Diplomat CARL LUTZ who saved sixty-thousand Jewish life’s by issuing so called “SCHUTZPÄSSE (PROTECTION LETTERS)” in Budapest in 1944. This video trailer of “Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Hero” – A film form Daniel von Aarburg (SRF) gives you the first impression of life and work of this “Righteous Diplomat”. He was one of a small group of...

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New Refugee Travel Document Uganda

1 November, 2014
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Gov’t unveils passports for refugees, Publish Date: Oct 30, 2014   Hassan Warsame, a refugee from Somalia displays his passport. PHOTO/Mary Kansiime By Cecilia Okoth (newvision) KAMPALA – Government has started issuing passports to refugees living in Uganda to ease their movement to other countries. According to Hillary Onek, the Minister of Relief and Disaster Preparedness, the move will enable legal refugees to seek study, business and medical opportunities...

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German Empire – Bremen 1908

30 October, 2014
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What a pretty passport in 100% mint condition, because not used and protected by a cover which was unusual for German passports at that time but known with UK & US documents. Also the type “Free City of Bremen” is not so often to spot. Very glad to got this item for my collection even when I had to pay 163 EUR, which is maybe 3 times more than...

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Swiss Protection Letter 1945, Germany

27 October, 2014
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When it comes to such Protection Letters I do have quite experience with such documents life saving for Jews during the Holocaust issued by several countries. But this type is not often to spot. The cardboard printed in German and Russian language with a huge Swiss Red Cross is stating as follows. “The personal belongings and artworks in this house (address is following) of the Swiss citizen, Arthur Josef...

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eBay Customer Service Is Bottom Quality II

22 October, 2014
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ANOTHER BAD EXPERIENCE Since 11 days my eBay account is restricted. I can buy but not sell! By accident I changed my registered address instead of the shipping address and the trouble begun. Instantly I got a notification to CALL eBay CS in Hong Kong for security reasons! I did so instantly and was talking to a HK girl with very poor English skills. However after she asked me...

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New US Passport In 2016

15 October, 2014
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A new US Passport is scheduled for 2016 and here are the core facts… The chip, embedded in the information page, will be protected by a polycarbonate coating that helps prevent your book from getting wet or bending when you sit on it, or drop it off the Eiffel Tower The US is going back to its old ways and putting numbers on its passports pages, whether you get the standard 28-page book,...

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