German Ministerialpass Ruth Doerner

German Ministerialpass Ruth Doerner

This passport type is pretty rare. I saw only 2-3 within the last 15+ years. This Ministerialpass was issued during the Weimar Republic period in 1925, was twice renewed and valid until 1930. The size of this type was significantly larger than a standard passport of these days. Of the 32 pages, five have entries with diplomatic visas from the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and the UK.

Furthermore, there are two private documents of her related to her university in Germany and the USA. Ruth was born in London and was the daughter of the German consul in Haag, Netherlands.

This is the Ministerialpass (diplomatic passport) from 1925 of Ruth Doerner, the daughter of the German consul in Haag. 


The Weimar Republic was Germany’s government from 1919 to 1933, the period after World War I until the rise of Nazi Germany. It was named after the town of Weimar where Germany’s new government was formed by a national assembly after Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated. From its uncertain beginnings to a brief season of success and then a devastating depression, the Weimar Republic experienced enough chaos to position Germany for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.


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