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JOSSER IN THE ARMY  (1932)

 

Rather wacky British comedy detailing the military escapades of Tommy Josser, a perpetual screw up, who manages to make a spectacular airborne escape from his German captors in WWI France; impersonates an enemy general, and unmasks a dangerous spy in the British lines.

 

DIE FASTNACHTSBEICHTE  (1960)

 

During Carnival in Mainz in 1913, a young man shows up at the city's cathedral to confess. But before he's able to begin, he collapses in the confessional with a knife in his back. At the same time, Adelbert Panezza is preparing himself for his role as the Carnival Prince during "The Time of Fools". His children Jeanmarie and Bettine observe his efforts with amusement, and in the midst of all the chaos, Viola Toralto, a pretty girl from the Italian side of the family, shows up. Jeanmarie falls in love with her, but soon realizes she's in possession of a bracelet, which bears a similar insignia to the one on the knife used in the murder. Things get even hotter, when it turns out that the murdered man was Panezza's illegitimate son.

 

Am Fastnachtssamstag des Jahres 1913 kommt ein junger Mann in den Mainzer Dom, um zu beichten. Doch ehe er beginnen kann, sackt er im Beichtstuhl mit einem Messer im Rücken zusammen. Zur gleichen Zeit bereitet sich Adelbert Panezza auf die "närrische Zeit" und seine Rolle als Fastnachtsprinz vor. Seine Kinder Jeanmarie und Bettine beobachten sein Treiben wohlwollend, aber spöttisch, und im Trubel taucht unverhofft Viola Toralto, ein hübsches Mädchen aus dem italienischen Zweig der Familie, auf. Jeanmarie verliebt sich in sie, muss aber feststellen, dass sie ein Armband besitzt, dass ähnliche Insignien trägt wie die Tatwaffe in dem Aufsehen erregenden Mordfall. Die Lage spitzt sich zu, als sich herausstellt, dass der Ermordete Panezzas unehelicher Sohn war.

 

BREAK THROUGH THE WU RIVER  (1961) * with switchable English subtitles *

 

By the end of 1934, an advance unit of the Red Army's 1st Army approached the Wujiang River after a lightning fast offensive. Known since ancient times as a formidable natural barrier, the Wujiang River, with its steep banks on both sides and its deep, rapid current, seemed an unconquerable barrier to the Red Army's plans to take Zunyi from the Nationalists. But before the Red Army arrived, the Nationalists and their allies looted Zunyi: the villagers were robbed of their clothing and food; the young men were forcibly conscripted; houses were torched and the ferry destroyed to prevent its use by the Reds to cross the river. In support of the oppressed masses, the Red Army's vanguard started a crossing of the river. But the river's natural obstacles, formidable as they were, were not the only burdens facing the Communists: their enemy, it seems, was still in the village and they had no intention of letting the Reds get across.

 

THE SPARROW (Al-asfour) (1972) * with switchable English subs *

 

Set during 1967's Six-Day War between Israel and the United Arab Republic, the film follows a young policeman trying to unearth government corruption. The task isn't made any easier looking after his father and half-brother, a journalist and soldier trying to affect change on the home front while dealing with corruption on his own. The film was a reaction to the defeat at the hands of the Israelis a mere five years before. Its nuanced message proclaims that the Arabs were doomed to lose even before a shot was fired, because internal corruption and rot undermined the people's ability to prevail.

 

LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC (1965) * with switchable English subs *

 

Growing up during Germany's World War II occupation of Czechoslovakia, 12-year-old Oldrich is regularly beaten by his disciplinarian father and tormented by the village children. An animal lover who endangers his life to rescue his horse, Julina, from the Nazis, Oldrich's only friend is Cyril, who raises dogs. As the war comes to an end, Soviet troops liberate the city -- but their arrival does not bring an end to Oldrich's troubles.

 

SCHLAG AUF SCHLAG (1959)

Hugo's a civil servant who's already been divorced twice, which isn't exactly something his superiors are thrilled about. He and two friends, dye-in-the-wool bachelors, move into a large apartment and swear to one another, that they'll never get married. As is to be anticipated, that oath doesn't last very long. While his two buddies get the hots for Hugo's two ex-wives, Isabella --- who just left her bridegroom at the altar --- is busy consoling the only one of the three without a new toy.

 

Hugo ist Standesbeamter und schon zweimal geschieden, was man in der Behörde nicht unbedingt gerne sieht. Er und zwei Freunde, eingefleischte Junggesellen, beziehen gemeinsam eine große Wohnung und schwören einander, nie wieder zu heiraten. Natürlich geht der Plan schief: Während seine Freunde Gefallen an Hugos beiden Ex-Frauen finden, tröstet Hugo Isabella, die ihr Bräutigam auf dem Standesamt sitzengelassen hat. – Klamauk mit Peter Alexander, Neuauflage von "Paradies der Junggesellen".

 

HARAKIRI  (1919)  

Daimyo Tokujawa comes back home to Nagasaki from Europe where he was Japanese ambassador. His daughter O-Take-San is stalked by her uncle the Bonze and his temple servant Karan. While the Bonze intends to consecrate her as a priestess of Buddha, Karan intends to make her a geisha in a Teahouse. The Bonze sends the Mikado a letter pretending that the Daimyo, influenced by Western culture, is conspiring against him. Three weeks later, while Tokujawa is giving a big party to celebrate Fallen Leaves, the Mikado sends him a sword, meaning that he is intended to commit Hara-Kiri and he dutifully complies. While O-Take-San is waiting in the Holy Forest to be initiated as Buddha Priestess, Danish Naval officer Olaf Jens Anderson breaks in and falls in love with her. The Bonze locks her in a cave but Karan frees her and brings her to a Teahouse where she becomes a geisha. There she meets Anderson again and he decides to marry her for 999 days in the Japanese tradition, with the right to divorce her whenever he wants. O-Take-San is very happy with Anderson, but after just one year he is called back home. O-Take-San, who has got a son from him after his departure, waits for his return, but Anderson does not return to her. Prince Matahari wants to marry her but she says that she will always be married to Olaf. After four years, the day comes when her marriage under Japanese law has expired. She must go back to the Teahouse and her child will be taken by the State. This is when Olaf comes back to Nagasaki. At his side stands his wife Eva, whom he married in the meantime in Copenhagen. Eva is told about O-Take-San and that her boy will be taken by the State and she declares that she is ready to take care of the child. She goes to see O-Take-San who is devastated by the fact that Olaf will not even come to see her. She tells Eva that she will only give her son to Olaf himself. While Eva tries to convince Olaf to come with her, O-Take-San commits Hara-Kiri, with the same sword as her father.

 

FANDO Y LIS  (1968)  * with switchable English subtitles *

Filmed in black and white and with a very low budget, the film follows Fando and his paraplegic lover Lis as they make their way through a grim, post-apocalyptic landscape searching for the town of Tar. The mythical town is rumored to make all of your dreams come true. Along the way, they meet up with a very strange cast of characters. They come upon a ruined town where the women try to lure Fando into sex games and Lis is forced to fend for herself. Other scenarios involve people bathing in mud, where Fando leaves Lis to stand on her own for a while; a group of cross-dressers, who dress Fando and Lis in each other’s clothing in a surreal gender bending scene; and a rather unsettling scene where Fando undresses Lis and allows strange men to touch her naked body. One sequence in particular involves four old women playing cards, with the winner of each hand getting up close and personal with a young, buff man. By the time the film reaches its conclusion, Lis has been transformed into a Christ-like figure.

 

VOLGA-VOLGA (1938) (COLORIZED) * with switchable English subs

 

The musical extravaganza about a provincial mail carrier, who rises to stardom thanks to her instant hit song about the Volga River.  It's a rags-to-riches story with the overly gregarious and cheerful letter carrier "Strelka" (Arrow) from the small town of Melkoretchensk unexpectedly being a very talented, amateur performer.  The local chief bureaucrat -- who looks and acts enough like Khrushchev to have made Stalin remark as much and laugh about it at every screening of the film -- has received a request to send local talent to the Moscow Artists' Olympiad; but in spite of ample evidence to the contrary, he's convinced the small town has no talent at all ... that is, until a local orchestra competing with Strelka's group convinces the bureaucrat to take the off-pitch band to Moscow and present it as being his own brainchild.  Undeterred, Strelka and her band race the competition to the capital ... only to find that the master hit she anonymously wrote is already known by everyone there!

 

Volga-Volga was Joseph Stalin's favorite film ever.  He and his cronies watched it in the Kremlin's private theatre while Stalin fought his famous chronic insomnia. In 1942, Stalin sent a copy of Volga-Volga to American president Franklin Roosevelt. A prime example of exhilarating Soviet propaganda, Volga-Volga has been under extensive critical scrutiny for its exaggerated and idealized representation of Soviet provincial life; but even so, the film still remains very entertaining and quite amusing.

 

ANGRY HARVEST (1985) * with switchable English & Spanish subs *

 

The film begins in the Winter of 1942/43. The Wehrmacht has occupied almost all of Europe. In Upper Silesia, Jewish medical student Rosa Eckart manages to escape out of a cattle car transporting deported Jews to the death camps. But during her escape, she loses sight of her husband and child. At first, she hides in a forest. Then, she runs into a Polish farmer, Leon. Leon is an older man and a bachelor. He decides to hide the young and pretty woman. Sympathetically, he cares for the feverish girl and nurses her back to health. Leon is a deeply religious Catholic, who once wanted to become a priest. Only his aversion to celibacy prevented him doing this. He suffers because of his loneliness and this has alienated him even more from his neighbors. Rosa quickly becomes his only hope to end this life of isolation. He forces her to become his lover. For her part, Rosa feels compelled to acquiesce to the arrangement, as her only alternative is death at the hands of the Germans. In the beginning, her only thought is to flee. But as the days become weeks, and the weeks months, she begins to get used to this unique relationship. Nevertheless, she continues to long for freedom, while Leon thinks only of marriage. Eventually, Leon fears that the hideout may be compromised and he might lose the girl. He decides to quickly find a new place for her to hide. When he eventually succeeds in finding a place, Rosa becomes convinced he's betrayed her to the Germans and takes her life.

 

Der Film beginnt im Winter 1942/1943. Die deutsche Wehrmacht hat fast ganz Europa besetzt. Die jüdische Medizinstudentin Rosa Eckart flieht in Oberschlesien aus einem Güterzug, der sie in ein Konzentrationslager bringen sollte. Auf der Flucht verliert sie ihren Ehemann und den Sohn aus den Augen. Zunächst versteckt sie sich in einem Wald. Dann trifft sie auf den polnischen Bauern Leon. Leon ist ein älterer Mann und Junggeselle. Er entschließt sich, die hübsche junge Frau zu verstecken. Zunächst pflegt er die an Fieber leidende Frau aus Mitleid gesund. Leon ist ein erzkatholischer Mann, der eigentlich Priester hatte werden wollen. Doch nur der Zölibat ist ihm von diesem Wunsch geblieben. Er leidet an seiner Einsamkeit und ist dadurch auch für seine Nachbarschaft ein befremdlicher Mann geworden. Rosa wird schnell seine einzige Hoffnung, diesem einsamen Leben zu entfliehen. Leon zwingt Rosa, seine Geliebte zu werden. Rosa sieht sich dieser Beziehung ausgesetzt. Ihre einzige Alternative ist der sichere Tod. Zu Beginn denkt sie noch darüber nach, zu fliehen. Doch aus einem Tag werden schließlich Wochen und Monate, die sie zwar im sicheren Versteck, doch in eigenartiger Beziehung, verbringt. Während Rosa sich nach Freiheit sehnt, träumt Leon von Hochzeit. Gleichzeitig befürchtet er allerdings auch, dass das Versteck auffliegt und er die liebgewonnene Rosa verliert. Er sucht ein neues Versteck für sie. Als er dies gefunden hat, denkt Rosa, dass Leon sie an die Deutschen verraten hat und nimmt sich das Leben.

 

UNDERWORLD  (1927)

 

An explosion shatters the façade of a bank building; crime kingpin Bull Weed has "closed another account." He emerges from the wreckage carrying his swag; but while making his getaway, he spots a derelict wandering past, a potential witness, despite his apparent inebriated state. Instead of killing him, Weed knocks him cold, throws him in his car, and takes off, intending to figure out later what to do with his unexpected "guest." He takes a liking to the erudite but totally dissolute man, christening him "Rolls Royce" and keeping him around as an elegant stooge, advisor, and sometime driver. The man is only too happy to be taken off the streets and set up in an apartment with a full library of books at his disposal, and the two men's relationship is harmonious and mutually beneficial -- the former derelict has a home, and the crime boss gets smart advice. Weed's most notable rival is vicious hood "Buck" Mulligan, who doesn't like Weed and also covets his girlfriend, "Feathers" McCoy. Rolls Royce is also drawn to Feathers, who is, in turn, attracted to the gentle, witty man; however, out of decency to Bull, who has been a benefactor in his own way to both of them, they agree to stay away from each other. This drives Rolls Royce back to the bottle part of the time. Weed and Mulligan finally have it out during the underworld's annual drunken bacchanal. Mulligan tries to take advantage of his rival's passing out in a stupor by having his way with Feathers, but Bull awakens with help from Mulligan's jealous girlfriend and Rolls Royce, and proceeds to rescue Feathers and finish Mulligan -- an act that gets him charged with murder, convicted, and sentenced to die. Feathers and Rolls Royce, with the help of Bull's gang, try to help him break out on the eve of his execution, but their plan fails. Bull manages to escape on his own, though, and goes seeking revenge against Feathers and Rolls Royce, whom he believes have betrayed him.

 

 

 

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2 DVD SET:  DIE NIBELUNGEN  (1924)

 

The title character Siegfried masters the art of forging a sword at the shop of Mime.  On a journey home, Siegfried hears tales of Kriemhild, the princess of Burgundy.  En route to Burgundy, Siegfried slays the dragon Fafnir, and bathes in his blood.  This makes him invulnerable to attack — except for one spot on his shoulder blade which is missed after being covered by a falling leaf.  Soon after, the powerful Siegfried encounters and defeats Alberich, King of the Dwarves, and obtains an invisibility cap.  After finding the treasure of the dwarfs, Siegfried arrives in Burgundy.  Siegfried wins the love of the beautiful princess Kriemhild, but cannot marry her until he has helped Kriemhild's brother, King Gunther, to marry Queen Brunhilde.  With Siegfried's help, Gunther beats the powerful Queen in a battle of strength and wins her as his wife, while Siegfried weds Kriemhild.  After finding out about Siegfried's role, Brunhild plots to have him killed; she makes up lies about him to the King and Gunther's uncle, Hagen von Tronje, finding Siegfried's weak spot, pierces it with a spear.  After confessing her lies, Brunhilde kills herself.

 

Kriemhild vows to avenge her murdered husband, as her brother is too weak to bring the murderer, Hagen, to justice.  In a marriage-of-state, she marries Etzel, King of the Huns.  At the wedding feast, she imprisons the Burgundian guests and orders them to kill Hagen, who is among them, to obtain freedom.  They refuse and defend the place they are staying in against the assaults sent by Kriemhild until all are dead.

 

SECRET MISSION  (1942)

 

Secret Mission is a 1942 British drama film directed by Harold French and starring Hugh Williams, James Mason, Carla Lehmann and Roland Culver.  A team of British agents investigate the German military's defenses in Normandy while working with the local French Resistance.

 

DIE BRUCKE  (1959)* with switchable English subs *

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Winner of the 1960 Golden Globe Award, this is the world-famous film about 8 teenagers drafted into the Wehrmacht shortly before War's end and given the nonsensical order to defend their town's only bridge from being overrun by American tanks.  Filled with patriotic enthusiasm, they go to their posts with the firm belief, that they will succeed in their mission.  However, as one-by-one they lose their lives to the determined Americans, they start to realize the senselessness of their orders.  One of the best anti-war films of its time.  

 

Bernhard Wickis berühmter Kriegsfilm wurde mehrfach ausgezeichnet und u.a. für den Oscar nominiert. Er erzählt von den letzten Kriegstagen 1945 in einer bayerischen Kleinstadt, in der sieben noch minderjährige Jungen den militärisch sinnlosen Befehl erhalten, eine Brücke vor den anrückenden US-Truppen zu verteidigen. Der einzige Erwachsene dieser Mission, Unteroffizier Heilmann, überlebt nicht lange. Allein mit ihrer Aufgabe werden die Schuljungen, einer nach dem anderen, ihr Leben lassen. Am Ende wird nur einer von ihnen die Brücke überleben.

 

VOLGA-VOLGA (1938) (black-and-white)* with switchable English subs *

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The musical extravaganza about a provincial mail carrier, who rises to stardom thanks to her instant hit song about the Volga River.  It's a rags-to-riches story with the overly gregarious and cheerful letter carrier "Strelka" (Arrow) from the small town of Melkoretchensk unexpectedly being a very talented, amateur performer.  The local chief bureaucrat -- who looks and acts enough like Khrushchev to have made Stalin remark as much and laugh about it at every screening of the film -- has received a request to send local talent to the Moscow Artists' Olympiad; but in spite of ample evidence to the contrary, he's convinced the small town has no talent at all ... that is, until a local orchestra competing with Strelka's group convinces the bureaucrat to take the off-pitch band to Moscow and present it as being his own brainchild.  Undeterred, Strelka and her band race the competition to the capital ... only to find that the master hit she anonymously wrote is already known by everyone there!

 

Volga-Volga was Joseph Stalin's favorite film ever.  He and his cronies watched it in the Kremlin's private theatre while Stalin fought his famous chronic insomnia. In 1942, Stalin sent a copy of Volga-Volga to American president Franklin Roosevelt. A prime example of exhilarating Soviet propaganda, Volga-Volga has been under extensive critical scrutiny for its exaggerated and idealized representation of Soviet provincial life; but even so, the film still remains very entertaining and quite amusing.

 

 

EINE REIZENDE FAMILIE  (1944)

 

Since the death of their parents, four brothers and three sisters, ranging in age from 10 to 24, have lived all alone in their large villa in Grunewald, which also was home to the veterinary practice of their father.  Martina has taken over the parental responsibilities, since she is the eldest and self-confidently in control of her siblings.  This paradisal freedom comes to an abrupt end when the guardian of the seven, Professor Sedelmann, decides to rne out the parlor and laboratories of their father ... otherwise the debt-ridden house would have to be sold.  The children rebel against this outrageous interference in their affairs.  At first, they're able to scare off prospective clients until Martina's boss, the veterinarian Dr. Hoflin, takes over the deceased father's practice.

 

Seit dem Tod ihrer Eltern leben vier Brüder und drei Schwestern im Alter zwischen zehn und 24 Jahren ganz alleine in einer großen Grunewalder Villa, die auch die Tierarztpraxis des Vaters beherbergte. Die elterlichen Pflichten hat Martina, die selbstbewusste älteste Schwester der Rasselbande, übernommen. Die paradiesische Freiheit der Kinder findet ein jähes Ende, als der Vormund des Siebener-Gespanns, Professor Sedelmann, beschließt, die Sprechzimmer und Laboratorien des Vaters zu vermieten – ansonsten müsste das mittlerweile verschuldete Haus verkauft werden. Die Kinder rebellieren heftig gegen diese unverschämte Einmischung in ihre Angelegenheiten. Zunächst gelingt es ihnen auch, die Mietinteressenten zu vergraulen, bis Martinas Chef, der Tierarzt Dr. Höflin, die Praxis des toten Vaters übernimmt.

 

GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS 26  (2014)  *improved *

Updated and improved as of January 2017, this revised disc includes subtitling which does not extend three lines without being split; tighter and cleaner translating; and some video improvements.

GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS 27  (2014)  *improved *

Updated and improved as of January 2017, this revised disc includes subtitling which does not extend three lines without being split; tighter and cleaner translating; and some video improvements.

 

GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS 28  (2014)  *improved *

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Updated and improved as of January 2017, this revised disc includes subtitling which does not extend three lines without being split; tighter and cleaner translating; and some video improvements.

GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS 29  (2014)  *improved *

Updated and improved as of January 2017, this revised disc includes subtitling which does not extend three lines without being split; tighter and cleaner translating; and some video improvements.

 


 

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CZECHOSLOVAKIA:  REDUCED FARE ID  (Prague - 1946)  (# 4965)

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BOUND LIFE MAGAZINE: JULY – AUGUST 1937

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BLACKBOOK OF LOCALITIES WHOSE JEWISH POPULATION WAS EXTERMINATED BY THE NAZIS

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Rather rare book put together by Yad Vashem in 1965 detailing the Jewish population of every town and city in occupied Europe where the Jews were exterminated by the Nazis and their collaborators in the Second World War. Compiling the information from census status information and anecdotal evidence, the information in the book is not only useful for quantifying the number of victims in the Holocaust, but also provides useful statistics for other research associated with Jewish population and settlement statistics in prewar Europe.

CZECHOSLOVAKIA: STUDENT REDUCED FARE ID  (Prague - 1945)  (# 4966)

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DDR:  EAST GERMAN PASSPORT - LEHMANN, HORST  (1989)

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DDR:  EAST GERMAN PASSPORT - KREHER, JOHANNA  (1987)

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NAZI GERMANY:  WHW PROPAGANDA BOOKLET (DES FUEHRERS KAMPF IN NORWEGEN)

The Winterhilfswerk (WHW) was an annual drive by the Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (the National Socialist People’s Welfare Organization) to help finance its charitable work. Its slogan was "None shall starve nor freeze". It ran from 1933-1945 and was designed to provide food and fuel to Germans. The Hitlerjugend and Bund Deutscher Mädel were extremely active in collecting for this charity. Donors were often given small souvenir gifts of negligible value as a sign of appreciation for their donations. A typical such gift was a very small propaganda booklet about 0.8" wide x 1.5" tall. More generous donors would receive nicer gifts, such as lapel pins on a wide variety of themes. Each individual miniature book, badge, badge set or toy set was only available for two or three days of a particular collection drive. So the populace would be encouraged to donate the following week and thereby collect the latest in the series.

 

Each booklet is approximately 2 " x 1 3/4" and has anywhere from 32 to 36 pages with pictures and descriptions.

Passport issued on 11 August 1932 in Bamberg to a 31-year old.  Of the book's 32 pages, there are stamps/entries on 4 of them.

POLAND:  SCHOOL ID ISSUED IN LWOW  (Krasncki, Wojciech - 1938)

 

DDR: MILITARY and DOG TAG (Saalfeld - 1989) (# 4950)

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KENNKARTE #54 - SCHUTZANGEHORIGE BROMBERG  (issued 20 December 1944)

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Kennkarte (Deutsches Reich) issued to a Pole with the remark, "Schutzangehörige (eingegl. Ostgebiete)", which indicated the holder was not a German national, but a "foreign" resident of the annexed Eastern Territories, which was the name given to that part of Poland incorporated into the Reich after the end of the Polish Campaign in 1939.  Such ID holders were considered "probationary" residents, whose privileges could be withdrawn at any time, if their behavior was not considered acceptable to Reich authorities.  In such cases, the revocation of the status usually led to expulsion into the Generalgouvernement, the "reservoir" remnant of the Polish nation under German jurisdiction or deportation into a concentration camp in extreme cases. 

 

This ID card was issued on 20 December 1944 and was valid until 19 December 1949.  The ID holder was a 50 year old woman as of the date of issue.

 

KENNKARTE #55 - SCHUTZANGEHORIGE BROMBERG  (issued 11 September 1944)

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Kennkarte (Deutsches Reich) issued to a Pole with the remark, "Schutzangehörige (eingegl. Ostgebiete)", which indicated the holder was not a German national, but a "foreign" resident of the annexed Eastern Territories, which was the name given to that part of Poland incorporated into the Reich after the end of the Polish Campaign in 1939.  Such ID holders were considered "probationary" residents, whose privileges could be withdrawn at any time, if their behavior was not considered acceptable to Reich authorities.  In such cases, the revocation of the status usually led to expulsion into the Generalgouvernement, the "reservoir" remnant of the Polish nation under German jurisdiction or deportation into a concentration camp in extreme cases. 

 

This ID card was issued on 11 September 1944 and was valid until 10 September 1949.  The ID holder was a 36 year old man as of the date of issue.

 

HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - PART 64  (1974)  (EUROPE'S SECRET ARMIES)

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Distributed over more than a 2-year period in the 1970s, each issue contained specific topics concerning the Second World War.  Each issue has 28 pages.  The page numbers for this issue and its main topics are:

 

·         Europe's Secret Armies

·         Helping the Resistance

·         Shaping the D-Day Plans

·         D-Day:  The Hidden Meaning

 

HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - PART 65  (1974)  (D-DAY)

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Distributed over more than a 2-year period in the 1970s, each issue contained specific topics concerning the Second World War.  Each issue has 28 pages.  The page numbers for this issue and its main topics are:

 

·         D-Day:  The Shock

·         D-Day:  The Great Gamble

 

 

 


 

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