A very special United States passport

A very special United States passport

A very special United States passport Sheldon Whitehouse was a career Foreign Service Officer who served as the United States Minister to Guatemala (1929-1933) and Colombia (1933-1935). (1933-1934). He traveled to the US Legation in Greece and Montenegro before these…

German Passport Tientsin – China

German Passport Tientsin – China

German Passport Tientsin – China Rare German Passport issued in 1929 in Tientsin, China. Meet Engineer Karl Wick whose Passport was issued at the German Consulate General in Tientsin on 13. April 1929. You can imagine not many passports were…

Jewish Agency For Palestine In Berlin

Jewish Agency For Palestine In Berlin

Jewish Agency For Palestine In Berlin In 1929, the Jewish Agency for Palestine was officially created by the 16th Zionist Congress, held in Zurich, Switzerland. The agency included several Jewish non-Zionist individuals and organizations interested in a Jewish settlement in…

A masterpiece of a passport forger

A masterpiece of a passport forger

It was a young passport forger who, at the end of 1942, made the “Aryan” masterpiece document in the name of Heinz Gützlaff for the Jewish doctor Kurt Hirschfeld. Cioma Schönhaus, who had once attended an arts and crafts school,…

Konrad Adenauer – Chancellor ID

Konrad Adenauer – Chancellor ID

A special official identity card has come to light. The document, numbered 1, was issued on February 16, 1952: “The holder of this official pass is the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs.”…

German passport valid only for Saarland

German passport valid only for Saarland

This passport is a rarity as its validity was only for travels to and from Saarland. After WWII, the Saarland (Sarre) became French from 1946 on. In 1957 Saarland joined the Federal Republic of Germany and became the smallest federal…

Chief Public Prosecutor Fritz Bauer

Chief Public Prosecutor Fritz Bauer

Fritz Bauer’s move from his office as a chief public prosecutor at the Braunschweig Higher Regional Court to the office of the Hessian chief public prosecutor marked the beginning of a new phase in the prosecution of Nazi criminals in…

Kings Messenger Henry Francis Angold

Kings Messenger Henry Francis Angold

It is always fantastic when readers engage on articles from my website. Guy Winter contacted me and told me a bit about his relative and shared great pictures as well. Kings Messenger Henry Angold Henry Francis Angold was born in…

The Pilgrimage of Gold Star Mothers

The Pilgrimage of Gold Star Mothers

On the evening of August 14, 1930, Katherine Bell Holley, an African American schoolteacher from Hedgesville, West Virginia, boarded the train at the Baltimore and Ohio station at North Mountain, outside the small town. At Martinsburg, she transferred to a…