NS Passport Issued 1946

The Allied forces defeated Nazi Germany, and WWII was already over for more than one year. However, the passport office in Cologne / Germany issued still this passport with Swastika for Elise Wolber, a housewife from Cologne and 64 years old. The passport was valid for just one year, with no visas. However, the Swastika on the cover was not over labeled, while the Swastika on page one is hidden as the cities revenue stamps were placed exactly over the Swastika. nazi NS passport

Most interesting is the scope of the passport: Valid for Reichsgebiet (Reich) – British Zone – other domestic and foreign territories only with special permission of the Allied Military Government (!) What a curious and unique document. See the pictures below… nazi NS passport


Denazification in Germany was attempted through a series of directives issued by the Allied Control Council, seated in Berlin, beginning in January 1946. “Denazification directives” identified specific people and groups and outlined judicial procedures and guidelines for handling them. Though all the occupying forces had agreed on the initiative, the methods used for denazification and the intensity with which they were applied differed between the occupation zones. Denazification also refers to removing the physical symbols of the Nazi regime, e.g., the Swastika. nazi NS passport

This passport was issued August 1946 in Cologne - still with Swastika!
This passport was issued in August 1946 in Cologne – still with Swastika!
Nazi-Germany 1946-001
The Swastika on the inner first page was over labeled with revenues
Nazi-Germany 1946-002
…issued in the police office in Cologne, August 1946 (!)
Nazi-Germany 1946-004
look at the interesting scope definition – passport valid for one year – till 1947





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