SELDOM SEEN ORIGINAL THIRD REICH RETURNEE IDENTY CARD

RÜCKKEHRER AUSWEIS

ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF THE SICHERHEITSPOLIZEI AND SICHERHEITSDIENST

REICHSFÜHRER-SS HEINRICH HIMMLER

item #C - 163 / DOC - 29

Offered for sale is a

SELDOM SEEN ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

RETURNEE IDENTY CARD

RÜCKKEHRER AUSWEIS

ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF THE SICHERHEITSPOLIZEI AND SICHERHEITSDIENST

REICHSFÜHRER-SS HEINRICH HIMMLER

This Kennkarte-type document was issued to persons of German blood who had acquired a foreign nationality by being born outside the German Reich who applied to become German again. The four pages document in A6 size when folded (105x150mm) was made out of grey leinen. In Third Reich Germany it was a significant issue having or not having "German blood" and therefor the cases of all emigrants returning to Germany where handled by the Einwandererzentralstelle (Central Immigration Agency) administered by the Chief of the Sicherheitspolizei and Sicherheitsdienst (SD), Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. Rückkehrer and Aussiedler Ausweise were not available through ordinary channels.

Rückkehrer Ausweis number 025444 was issued in late 1939 to Heinrich Goegginger, a gardener from Riga, Russia. He was erfasst (registered) at Einwanderungsnebenstelle Schneidemühle.

Please note the SD identification in the lettering around the edge of the stamps.

close-up of one of the three "Chef der Sicherheitspolizei" rubber stamps

Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and SS-Obergruppenführer Lorenz welcome returnees of German blood who followed the call and returned “Heim ins Reich” (Home Into The Reich).

THIS SELDOM SEEN ORIGINAL THIRD REICH RETURNEE IDENTY CARD

RÜCKKEHRER AUSWEIS

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