The Free City of Danzig History including it’s Passport History

The Free City of Danzig History including it’s Passport History

The website www.Danzig.org has everything what you need to know about the Free City of Danzig. Beside the excellent gallery of the three passport types in seven versions (direct link here…) you will find vast information, media and much more about the city. Truly a excellent site. I did enjoy reading… Last but not least you will find displayed also a “Alien Passport” version which is most rare to find (and still missing in my collection).

danzig passport types

According the Art. 105 of the Treaty of Versailles, German nationals ordinarily resident in this territory ipso facto lost their German nationality in order to become nationals of the Freie Stadt Danzig. Freie Stadt Danzig ‘Free City Danzig’ gave its citizens the passes that were documents confirmed the nationality and entitled the owners to cross the international borders. Further you can see a variety of three (3) different types of passports in seven (7) variations of the Freie Stadt Danzig – ‘Free City Danzig’. You will find a great variety of Visa’s, border cancels, money transferts, even Freie Stadt Danzig and Polish ‘Revenue’ stamps used as taxation.

The Free City of Danzig History including it’s Passport History

2 comments for “The Free City of Danzig History including it’s Passport History

  1. Jonathan Moore
    22 June, 2011 at 04:21

    Tom: Thanks for the link to that site on Danzig/Gdansk. I have a number of different Danzig passports in my collection, including the first type illustrated, a 1921 “Personalausweis als Paßersatz” and a 1939 “Kinderausweis”.

    • 22 June, 2011 at 10:20

      Hi Jonathan, a nice site. Isn’t it? It seems they bought also the rare Danzig Alien Passport which was on eBay as they display the pictures. I was outbidded unfortunately. The 1st type is always hard to find. Thx for comment. Tom

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