Category: History

Helvetic Republic Passport 1798

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In Swiss history, the Helvetic Republic (1798–1803) represented an early attempt to impose a central authority over Switzerland, which until then had consisted of self-governing cantons united by a loose military alliance (and ruling over subject territories such as Vaud).…

Unusual Jewish Escape Route In 1940

Meet Chaja Szkop (Polish spelling,later would have been spelled Chaya Shkop) from Bransk, born in Bielsk Podlaski in the Bialystok region of the Polish border. She would have been 26 years old at the outbreak of the War, was unmarried,…

Rare Republic of German-Austria Passport

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Here comes a wonderful and rare collectible in excellent condition. Once again I have to thank my friend F.M. in supporting me to grab this pretty historical document. The Republic of German-Austria (German: Republik Deutschösterreich or Deutsch-Österreich) was created following…

German Field Marshal – Erhard Milch

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Erhard Milch was one of Hitler’s senior Luftwaffe officers during World War Two. Milch played a key role in building up the Luftwaffe pre-1939 and he took credit for the part played by it during the invasions of Norway and…