How to read old German language handwriting on passports?

How to read old German language handwriting on passports?

As a collector of German travel documents, it is not always easy to read a passport’s handwriting, especially when you have documents before the 19th century. Well, I guess said is valid also for other collectors and their collection area….

Ernst Munzinger Passport – 20 July Plot

Ernst Munzinger Passport – 20 July Plot

Ernst Munzinger Passport – Member of the 20 July Plot The following passport is of vital importance in German history as it’s bearer was a conspirator in the German Resistance and a member of the 20 July plot against Hitler….

Edgar Kupfer-Koberwitz Passport, Zurich 1948

Edgar Kupfer-Koberwitz Passport, Zurich 1948

Kupfer Koberwitz Dachau Diaries On May 11, 1945, just three days after the German capitulation, the US-Missions in Bern, Stockholm, and Madrid requested access to the German Diplomatic Archives. A “diplomatic note” to Switzerland was sent five weeks later on…

Visit at the Political Archive – Federal Foreign Office II

Visit at the Political Archive – Federal Foreign Office II

Visit at the Political Archive Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Part II (Repost from 2011)Political Archive Federal Office Binder No.328 was another fascinating source with excellent examples of passports and related documents – in this case of Dr. Wilhelm Solf…

SS Officer Passport – Karl von Krempler

SS Officer Passport – Karl von Krempler

Passport Karl von Krempler Karl von Krempler was SS Standartenführer and SS-und Polizeiführer during World War II responsible for recruiting Muslims from Bosnia and the Sanjak region into the Waffen SS. Passport Karl von Krempler Karl von Krempler was born…

German NS-Passport issued in Haifa | What a story

German NS-Passport issued in Haifa | What a story

German NS-Passport Haifa The following lot, I found by chance and bought it instantly. The story here is about a Germans couple during the British Mandate in Palestine which includes not only a German passport issued at the consulate in…

German Ambassador to the USA – Friedrich von Gerolt

German Ambassador to the USA – Friedrich von Gerolt

German Ambassador to the USA – Friedrich von Gerolt I was able to get a great historical document of German-American relationships. The letter is handwritten from Friedrich von Gerolt in the 1840s. Friedrich Karl Joseph Freiherr von Gerolt (5 March…

A nice set of two Dutch East-Indies passports

A nice set of two Dutch East-Indies passports

Dutch East-Indies passports Randomly I came into possession of a nice Dutch East Indies (EI) passport set, consisting of two huge passports issued in Batavia and a standard Dutch passport for three children born in Batavia. The first time I…