May 2017 - Our Passports
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  • Looks like a visa but is NOT
  • 1920 Polish passport
  • 1920 Polish passport
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  • early Palestine visa
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Looks like a visa but is NOT

Very early Jewish immigration “visa” for Palestine. An attractive early Second Republic passport from 1920, the year that Poland began to print officially passports en bulk. This could be considered as the first version, with others appearing already in 1921, see sampled imprint: Drukarnia Panstwowa...

  • WW2 German passport for  Oslo
  • WW2 German passport for  Oslo
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  • Sicherheitsdienst
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  • German passport used for Oslo
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German passport used for Oslo

SD (Sicherheitsdienst) issued visas during the war. The passport in this article is interesting and special because of the added visas inside. The destination was Norway, and by 1942, the year the passport was issued, it was under German control and entering/exiting the country was...

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  • WW2 Chinese passport
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  • WW2 Chinese passport
  • 1939 Chinese passport

1939 Chinese passport

A public official travelling in the south. This year was a significant one with regards to the ongoing conflict. Not just in Europe, which signaled the outbreak of war on the continent, but also in Asia, where the war has been raging for years....

  • ww2 German passport for SS
  • ww2 German passport for SS
  • Karl von Krempler
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  • Karl von Krempler

SS officer who never stood on trial.

1948 post-war issued passport to a former SS Standartenführer. Today it has become a known fact that many former SS and Nazi party members avoided trial and imprisonment after the war. Majority of them lived in relatively safe and calm conditions around the world: Canada,...