Stasi and RAF: French Passport of Ulrike Meinhof

Stasi and RAF: French Passport of Ulrike Meinhof

Stasi RAF Ulrike Meinhof The Red Army Faction (RAF) was a left-wing terrorist group in the Federal Republic of Germany. The State Security (Stasi) first collected information about the terrorists, observed their activities and tolerated their travels to the Middle…

STASI ID of Putin found in East German archives

STASI ID of Putin found in East German archives

STASI ID of Putin found in East German archives Researchers in Germany have chanced upon a STASI ID card that was issued to Vladimir Putin during his time as a KGB officer in East Germany at the end of the…

Burma and Congo visa in East German passport 1956

Burma and Congo visa in East German passport 1956

Burma and Congo visa in East German passport from 1956 Very happy to find this early East German (GDR) passport. Issued in Berlin 1956 and with several exciting visas and two exceptional visas. Only in early GDR passports maybe till…

The passport of a STASI unofficial collaborator – Code name PRIMUS

The passport of a STASI unofficial collaborator – Code name PRIMUS

The passport of a STASI unofficial collaborator – Code name PRIMUS This is the passport was issued to Ulrich Makosch (born March 17, 1933, in Wittenberg, † May 16, 2008, in Berlin), a German journalist. He was deputy editor-in-chief of…

Ministry of State Security (MfS) Memorial Museum

Ministry of State Security (MfS) Memorial Museum

Ministry of State Security MfS Memorial Museum, Leipzig History The building is located on the site, where around 1000, the first German castle was built in a mainly Slavic / Sorbic populated area. The old city wall of Leipzig ran…

East German Border Control Case

East German Border Control Case

A quite unique finding is this East German border control equipment case with various devices and documents which was recently available at an auction. My first idea was to bid on it as it’s a great German history related item…

East German Biometrics & US Passport Playing The National Anthem

East German Biometrics & US Passport Playing The National Anthem

East German Biometric Passport New researches revealed that the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany)  had already biometric passports in preparation but due to the fall of the Berlin wall they were not anymore introduced. These biometric passports were highly advanced…