WW2 German Service-Passport
Bucharest war time issued Dienstpass.
These type of passports are becoming scarcer by the day, but still can be found from time to time at reasonable conditions.
The item here today is an attractive service passport, and what makes it extra special is the fact that it was NOT issued in Germany but at a diplomatic mission abroad. It was made out to Max Roy, who was living in Bucharest, Romania, Germany’s Axis ally. He’s “work” or “job” is described as “Regierungs-Amtmann”, and literally means government official. But until today, I have not been able to learn exactly about his line of business was and why he was stationed in Bucharest. We can learn from the front page, top, that he was issued previously a passport, back in July 8th 1942, also at the same embassy, so this would indicate he was already living there for quite a while (his records indicate that around 1940 he was part of the German Administration in Holland).
Passport was issued rather late in the war, July 20th 1944 (also the day that an attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler was made) and it was used to travel to Hungary twice, and for a period in total not exceeding a month and a half.
Upon his return back to Romania he remained there until December 30th 1945, the time he was released from a Prisoner of War camp (POW), this is clearly indicated on page 13 “To be released from Focsani prisoner’s camp”. He transits via Hungary, very briefly, and then arrives back in Germany.
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