Diplomacy, Vatican and WW II

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…

Belgium Diplomatic Passports 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…

Nazi Germany Passport Nanking 1945 Manchuria

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…

Aeronautics Pioneer Theodore Windel

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…

Der Sturz – Honeckers Ende (East German History)

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.…

ESCAPING THE HOLOCAUST

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…

The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding…