German Passport 1937 Issued In Königsberg

German Passport 1937 Issued In Königsberg

German Passport 1937 Issued In Königsberg NS-German passport issued to a “Telegraph Inspector” with visa to France. Special here is this passport was issued in Königsberg, which was then East Prussia. Rarely do you find old German passports from this…

GDR ID-Card Stalinstadt (DDR-Museum in Pirna)

GDR ID-Card Stalinstadt (DDR-Museum in Pirna)

When I visited my friend Andi in 2013 in Dresden, we also visited the DDR Museum in Pirna. Some time ago, I joined a FB group and got randomly in touch with the owner of the museum, Conny Kaden. I…

Mecklenburg-Schwerin Consular Passport 1858

Mecklenburg-Schwerin Consular Passport 1858

Mecklenburg-Schwerin Consular Passport This more than one hundred and sixty-year-old passport (large double-folio) from the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin is a scarce document issued at their Embassy in the Kingdom of Prussia in 1858 to notable composer Carl Luehrss. Mecklenburg-Schwerin…

Two passports of an USAF soldier in Middle East

Two passports of an USAF soldier in Middle East

USAF soldier Middle East Junius M. “Sonny” Cox, 83, of Greenville, passed away on August 13, 2013. Born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Norval and Netrola Leach Cox. Sonny retired from the US Air Force,…

German East Africa Colony 1885 – Carl Peters

German East Africa Colony 1885 – Carl Peters

Part III – History of German Colonization in Africa German East Africa Colony The acquisition of a German colony in East Africa in 1885 is primarily associated with the name of Carl Peters. Peters, a pastor’s son from Lower Saxony…

Ferdinand von Bredow murdered by the Nazis

Ferdinand von Bredow murdered by the Nazis

Ferdinand von Bredow, born on 16 May 1884, murdered on the night of 30 June 1934, headed the Minister’s Office in the Reich Ministry of the Armed Forces from June 1932 to 30 January 1933 and thus held the position…

Early Israeli Passport Not Valid For Germany

Early Israeli Passport Not Valid For Germany

Early Israeli Passport Germany Over the years, I collected several Israeli passports, including the old British Palestine passports, but not often find such early types with a stamp „Not valid for Germany“ in Hebrew and French. Early Israeli Passport Germany…

Heinrich Barth in Central Africa 1850-1855

Heinrich Barth in Central Africa 1850-1855

Part II – History of German Colonization in Africa Heinrich Barth Central Africa Without a doubt, Heinrich Barth is one of the best-known German explorers of Africa. He was born in Hamburg on February 16, 1821, had a humanistic school…

US passport 1953 – European Command General

US passport 1953 – European Command General

This magnificent Special Passport of a significant US commander who served in two world wars was just recently made available online. Regrettably, I was unable to grab it. His wife’s passport was included too. Passport European Command General Aaron Bradshaw…