something totally different today:
Few weeks ago my mom showed me some of the very old papers and documents from WW2 - never saw them before and just snapped a few shots from the coffeetable - no proper scanning but I like the effect. Looks more real.
The "Kennkarte" : This was my grandfather´s identity card, issued 1942. My granddad was far from being a nazi - quite the contrary, he broke with his family because they wanted him to join the NSDAP like they did (I also saw written testimonies from his neighbours dated 1946, that he never was involved with the naziparty or any of their organisations, don´t know why this was needed.) But he was a toolmaker and worked in a factory where munition was made - so he was exempted from the Wehrmacht for most of the war. ("UK-Stellung" = unabkömmlich = indispensable^^)
Don´t know if he got the call in 1946 or 1947 - anyway, he became rather quickly a prisoner of war, caught by the americans, then handed to the french and he was so happy about this. He also managed that my grandma and mom were allowed to follow him to France. ("The registration card")
Funny thing, my mom´s friend said that would be absolute unheard of, no prisoner of war was to get his family.
That´s what the other documents are about, working permit for him, temporary working permit for my grandma, a food ration card from Berlin, 1950 - totally new looking. My mom said, there weren´t any foods available, so the cards were useless.
The only document I don´t know what it´s about is the white one where 850 Francs are mentioned. For what? Was that his loan? was that the money he had with him?
If someone could help me there, that would be lovely!
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