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  • The 1938 Anschluss
  • Jewish immigration visa for Palestine, 1938 Vienna.

The 1938 Anschluss

Very early German visa for Austria. One of the significant pre-war events of Nazi Germany was the occupation of Austria, known as the Anschluss. This act was another signal that peace in Europe would not last and alarm bells rang off in Europe. ...

  • Austerity in Israel
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  • Austerity in Israel
  • תקופת הצנע

Food rationing & passports

Shortages in Israel – 1950's. During Israel's first 10-11 years there was a severe shortage of basic and necessary material. Also, the population has grown immensely due to immigration, and with the shortage of foreign currency as well, due to the struggles of a new...

  • Looks like a visa but is NOT
  • 1920 Polish passport
  • 1920 Polish passport
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  • early Palestine visa
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  • Jewish visa for Palestine
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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...

  • Free Territory of Trieste
  • Free Territory of Trieste ID

Free Territory of Trieste

Yugoslavian post-war occupational zone in Europe. This Identity Document was issued to a section that was controlled after the war by Yugoslavia, and was part of Zone B of the Free Territory of Trieste - located in the north-eastern section of Italy, on the coast,...