104 search results for "germany"

Allies Sign Control Law For Germany (Video)

21 April, 2011

1945/06/14 “The Allied Control Commission for the conduct of affairs in civil Germany is brought into being by the military signatories for hte four powers who will administer the quadruple occupation of Germany. General Eisenhower signs for the United States, Marshal Montgomery for the British, Marshal Zhukov for the Soviets and General de Tassigny for France.” scenes of agreement signed at Zhukov’s headquarters in Berlin. GI’s Tour Hitler’s Headquarters...

Read more »

Passport of Germany’s 1st President

24 October, 2010

Theodor Heuss was the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany. He served from 1949 to 1959. His Diplomatic Passport was issued with the no. G0001. Thanks to German Diplomat Winfried Jung this important historical document was saved from disposal.

Read more »

East German Biometrics & US Passport Playing The National Anthem

1 April, 2014
East German Biometrics & US Passport Playing The National Anthem

East German Biometric Passport New researches revealed that the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany)  had already biometric passports in preparation but due to the fall of the Berlin wall they were not anymore introduced. These biometric passports were highly advanced as they could detect and record the smell of a person once they where taken out of their sterile package by it’s bearer. In fact the high tech chip,...

Read more »

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

22 March, 2014
PPC_officer_small

Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) seems to be the most transparent passport office around the globe. On their website you find missions & visions, performance indicators, targets, annual reports and even a salary list of their officers. The British office is a role model for public service and other counties should “copy and paste”. The annual report and accounts 2012/2013 reports for example the following… 5.4 Mio UK passports...

Read more »

German Passport 1940, Tientsin

12 March, 2014
German Passport 1940, Tientsin

THIS is absolutely a super rare German passport issued by the Nazis 1940 in TIENTSIN, CHINA! Look at the huge Chinese stamp with Swastika. The passport was issued to 26 year young Marianna Gosewisch. As you see in the document details she was even born in China 1914. Her passport was valid till 13 August 1945 but was once more renewed by the “GERMAN OFFICE” in TIENTSIN until 13...

Read more »

East German Passports

6 March, 2014
East German Passports

East German passports (German Democratic Republic, GDR) are nice and still affordable collectibles and in my opinion underestimated by collectors. Why? Till mid 80′s the people did rarely held a passport as they were heavily restricted to travel outside GDR. Passports issued in the 60′s and 70′s are already hard to find but the newer ones are still cheap and almost in new condition. Mielke’s passport was sold some...

Read more »

German Passport 1945 – SS-Hauptsturmführer & Commander SD

2 March, 2014
GERMANY SS-Oslo 1945-003

German Passport 1945 issued by SS-Hauptsturmführer & Commander Security Police (SD) Here comes a most interesting document which tells the journey of a woman working for *NORDAG” in Oslo, Norway. Ruth Balzer was born 1917 in Berlin Schöneberg. Her work book (Arbeitsbuch) shows her professional life. The first entry is from 1936 were she was a apprentice (clerk) for 2 years at the company of Bruno Mädler, Berlin. Then...

Read more »

REFERENCES

26 February, 2014

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER (MI, USA) consultation on Holocaust documents THE EPHEMERA SOCIETY (LONDON, UK) Tom Topol’s excellent website is always up-to-date with the latest news on passports and their history NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (EDINBURGH, UK) support in acquiring a significant historic Scottish passport FOYLES WAR – popular British TV series (LONDON, UK) support the Graphic Designer in recreating a historic passport ORANGE TREE THEATRE (RICHMOND, UK) support on...

Read more »

Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis

24 February, 2014

Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis After Kristallnacht in November 1938, many Jews within Germany decided that it was time to leave. Though many German Jews had emigrated in the preceding years, the Jews who remained had a more difficult time leaving the country because emigration policies had been toughened. By 1939, not only were visas needed to be able to enter another country but money was also needed to...

Read more »

Independent State Of Croatia – Passport Types

17 February, 2014
Independent State Of Croatia – Passport Types

Independent State of Croatia – Passport Types often referred to simply by the abbreviation NDH, was a World War II puppet state of Nazi Germany established on a part of Axis-occupied Yugoslavia. The NDH was founded on 10 April 1941, after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers. The NDH consisted of most of modern day Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with some parts of modern-day Serbia....

Read more »

START YOUR COLLECTION TODAY!

Newsletter