Tag: History

Albert Einstein Ministerialpass (Departmental Passport)

Well, I guess most collector’s don’t know that Albert Einstein held a German “Ministerialpass” (Departmental Passport). I was discovering this fact while investigating on another Ministerialpass. His passport is dated 11/18/1930 and issued for Einstein as member of the International…

passport-collector.com at The Political Archives

passport-collector.com (PCC) at the Political Archives of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. The Political Archive is the “memory” of the Federal Foreign Office. The team includes archivists, historians and restorers as well as record management, Reading Room and stack…

Operation Ezra and Nehemiah

From 1950 to 1952, Operation Ezra and Nehemiah airlifted 120–130,000 Iraqi Jews to Israelvia Iran and Cyprus. By 1968 only 2,000 Jews remained in Iraq. Today fewer than 100 Jews remain, all of whom live in Baghdad. The operation is…

Reisepässe – Norddeutscher Bund

Die Reisepässe im Norddeutschen Bunde Durch das unter dem 12. Oktober v. J. erlassene Bundes-Paßgesetz, welches mit dem 1. Januar 1868 in Wirksamkeit getreten, ist für die zum Norddeutschen Bunde gehörigen Staaten die Paßpflichtigkeit der Reisenden aufgehoben worden. Es hängt…