Tag: East Germany

Rare Swiss Passport 1942 Issued In Berlin

This document is a rare testimony of Swiss citizens in Berlin / Germany during WWII. Learn more about the document itself, the Swiss Embassy in Berlin at those days and about the work of the Swiss repatriation delegation after the…

East German Passport 1956 With Burma Visa

DDR-GDR 1956 Burma Olympia-015

Very happy to find this early East German (GDR) passport. Issued in Berlin 1956 and with several interesting visas and two very special visa. Only in early GDR passports maybe till 1960 you can find such “world visa”. The wall…

German Passport Regulations

Very lucky to find two other great books on German passport regulations from 1936 & 1960. Such books are as valuable as collectibles itself and are a great sources to understand better what we collect. The 1936 book is called…

A Unique East German Passport

East German (GDR) passports are an interesting collection field, especially for me as German. Latest models are still frequently available after 25 years of unification. But THIS one showed here is special if not unique. The document was issued on…

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.…

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…

East German Passport For A Dancer

This is an early East German (GDR) passport issued in Berlin for a female dancer which travelled frequently, even to Iraq (besides Poland and Austria) and that was surely unusual for East Germans at this time in 1959. At first…