State of Louisiana Passport 1826 signed by Henry Johnson

State of Louisiana Passport 1826 signed by Henry Johnson

STATE OF LOUISIANA  PASSPORT 1826 SIGNED BY HENRY JOHNSON issued for HENRY CARSTENS, twenty-two years of age, a NATIVE OF GERMANY going to HAVANA, New Orleans on the twentieth day of January 1826. Early United States of America, State of…

East German couple traveling 1974 from Schoenefeld airport to Cuba

East German couple traveling 1974 from Schoenefeld airport to Cuba

In the planned economy, travel was organized and subsidized by the state. The largest travel providers in the GDR were the Free German Trade Union Federation (FDGB), the youth organizations and above all the companies. At the end of the…

Scottish passport 1857 for Cuba

Scottish passport 1857 for Cuba

A Scottish Passport from 1857 It doesn’t seem possible…but it is. Scotland issued once its own passports, and they are nowadays scarce to find. If at all, they will be on display or in an archive of the Scottish Museum…

St Louis Passenger’s Passport – Jewish Refugees Nobody Wanted

St Louis Passenger’s Passport – Jewish Refugees Nobody Wanted

SS St Louis Passenger’s Passport – Jewish Refugees Nobody Wanted On 13 May 1939, 937 Jews fled Germany aboard a luxury cruise liner, the SS St Louis. They hoped to reach Cuba and then travel to the US – but…

SS St.Louis and the faith of its passengers

SS St.Louis and the faith of its passengers

SS St.Louis and the faith of its passengers After Kristallnacht in November 1938, many Jews within Germany decided that it was time to leave. Though many German Jews had emigrated in the preceding years, the Jews who remained had a…