VERY RARE ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

"J" MARKED 'FREMDENPASS' (NAZI PASSPORT FOR A JEW W/O NATIONALITY)

ISSUED TO A FEMALE JEW FROM VIENNA WHO WAS 'STAATENLOS' WHO MANAGED TO GET OUT OF GERMANY IN 1938!

item # G-658

She was unable to write and therefore 'signed' her passport with three 'X's and the clerk confirmed underneath in German that she does not know how to write. How often does one encounter a passport signed like that?! And on top of that, how often issued to a Jew?! And on top of that, how often as a 'Fremdenpass'?! This truly is a rare one to find.

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VERY RARE ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

"J" MARKED 'FREMDENPASS' (NAZI PASSPORT FOR A JEW W/O NATIONALITY)

ISSUED TO A FEMALE JEW FROM VIENNA WHO WAS 'STAATENLOS' WHO MANAGED TO GET OUT OF GERMANY IN 1938!

This interesting Nazi German passport was issued on 3 October 1938 to Perl Biller, a woman who was born in some village in eastern Europe but had no nationality, meaning she was 'staatenlos' after German law but must have lived in Vienna. Strangly enough, but people without German nationality, or, like in this case, without any nationality could apply for a German passport, a so called 'Fremdenpass'. These are very hard to find and in this case, because Mrs. Biller was Jewish, it has a big red 'J' stamped on the first page, and a Fremdenpass for a Jew is even more rare. And what makes this rare find truly unique is the fact that she was unable to write and therefore 'signed' her passport with three 'X's and the clerk confirmed underneath in German that she does not know how to write. How often does one encounter a passport signed like that?! Even though she was unable to write even her own name, and probably could not read either, she made it half way around the world and arrived in Uruguay on 8 December 1938. The passport comes with all the proper visas and the original passport cover.

The big letter "J" on the first page in the passport instantly identified the owner as a Jew (see photo below). Since 1938 the so called "Judenstempel" (Jew Stamp), a big red letter "J" was stamped into the passports of Jews by the Nazi German authorities. Besides that, Nazi racial laws made it mandatory that from 1 January 1939 on every Jewish female had to take on the middle name Sara and every Jewish male the middle name Israel. Because this passport that is offered for sale here had been issued in 1938 Perl Biller was not required to take on the middle name Sara. The "J" stamped passports were only valid for one year (!) and if Mrs. Biller would have renewed her passport in 1939 she would have been required to take on the middle name Sara. Not every country allowed Jews to enter the country at that time and because of the "Judenstempel" a lot of Jews were probably rejected. They either had to find a different route out of Nazi Germany or remain under Nazi control and live under constant danger!

THIS VERY RARE ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

"J" MARKED 'FREMDENPASS' (NAZI PASSPORT FOR A JEW W/O NATIONALITY)

IS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR $945.00 INCL. SHIPPING TO ANY ADDRESS IN THE UNITED STATES

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