132 search results for "germany"

Wander Book (Wanderbuch) Germany 1845

28 June, 2013
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Actually I do not collect Wander books but this one got my attention as it is the most extensive traveled wander book I ever saw. Issued 1845 by the Kingdom of Bavaria to a journeyman named “Reither”. The book has 145 pages and ALL pages are full with entries and stamps. Some pages have 3-4 entries and I was counting a total of 306 different entries. All was done...

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The Very Last Nazi-Germany Passport

25 June, 2013
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After a Australian reader was asking me if his mothers passport issued 5th April 1945 was the last Nazi-Germany passport I can tell now clearly – almost. As what you find here seems to be the very last passport issued by the Nazi regime. Thanks to fellow collector N.K. for sending in this interesting document from a 15 years young German boy. The passport was issued on 4th May...

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The Last Nazi-Germany Passport?

10 June, 2013
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“Is this the last Nazi-Germany passport?”. Trough my website I always get many requests from people around the world looking asking for support. A reader from Canada sent me a message including the pictures of this Nazi-Germany Alien Passport and was asking “Is this the last Nazi-Germany passport?”. Well, I believe the change is high that this document is truly one of the very last issued passports. As you...

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Replacement Passport – Germany / Switzerland

9 June, 2013
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On May 11, 1945 just three days after the German capitulation the US-Missions in Bern, Stockholm and Madrid requested access to the German Diplomatic Archives. A “diplomatic note” to Switzerland was sent 5 weeks later on June 18th 1945 when the “Deutsche Interessenvertretung in der Schweiz” (German Interest Section in Switzerland) was already established. The “Deutsche Interessenvertretung in der Schweiz” was a unique construct as it was established as...

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Refugee Documents – Post War Germany

20 May, 2013
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This extensive lot of Refugee documens which I got recently is a awesome Refugee story about a Estonian couple in early post war Germany emigrating to USA after waiting five years in Refugee camps in Germany managed by International Refugee Organization (IRO). There are dozens of handwritten letters in Estonian language which I can’t read but many documents in English or German and from the IRO and War Relief...

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Nazi Germany Passport Of A (Concentration) Camp Leader

14 May, 2013
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NS-Germany Passport 1944 issued in August 1943 to Ingeborg Bünzel who was a female Waffen-SS member and “Camp leader”, probably of a concentration camp. The document has some interesting entries and stamp and was 3 times renewed by the personal staff office of the Reichsführer-SS which is very unusual! The front-and back cover of the passport are loose and almost all stamps inside had been denazified. Page 1: Name of...

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Diplomatic Passport Of East Germanys Minister Of State Security (STASI)

13 December, 2012
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Diplomatic Passport Of East Germany’s Minister Of State Security (STASI) This is the East German Diplomatic Passport of Erich Mielke (December 28, 1907 – May 21, 2000) a German Communist politician and Minister of State Security of the German Democratic Republic from 1957 to 1989. A hard-line Stalinist, he spent several years in the Soviet Union. Mielke held the military rank of four star Army General. In 1993, he...

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International Passport Collectors – First Meeting held in Berlin/Germany

15 May, 2012
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BERLIN, May 12/13 – The place to be as passport collector Our small but fine group of passionate international passport collectors met at the Brandenburg Gate on Saturday evening for German food and beer. The participants from Belgium, France, Germany, Romania, Singapore, UK and Switzerland truly showed commitment to the community by taking the efforts to come to Berlin. So it is my desire to thank you all for...

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THE U.S. ARMY IN THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY

14 September, 2011

ARMY HISTORICAL SERIES THE U.S. ARMY IN THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY 1944-1946 by Earl F. Ziemke   CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY UNITED STATES ARMY WASHINGTON, D. C., 1990 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 75-619027 First Printed 1975-CMH Pub 30-6 For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, US Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. 20402 Foreword Long before the dust settled on European battlefields in World War II, the US...

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Germany to honour wartime Allies ‘most important spy’

9 September, 2011

By Kate Connolly (The Telegraph.co.uk), 12:01AM BST 02 Apr 2004 A little-known German foreign ministry official described by the CIA as the most important spy of the Second World War will be honoured by his government 30 years after he died as an outcast. Fritz Kolbe was hailed by America after passing more than 1,600 top-secret Nazi documents to US agents based in Switzerland. But in Germany he was...

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