German Passport Marked «Judenstempel» from 1939. Mint Condition. Very hard to find!!

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BACKGROUND: In 1938 the head of the Swiss immigration police Heinrich Rothmund insisted that the German authorities introduce the notorious stamp with the letter “J”, the famous “Jewish stamp” in the passports of Jewish German citizens. On August 17 of this year, Jewish men had to add “Israel” and Jewish women “Sarah” to their names, on October 5 it was mandatory to include the capital letter “J” printed on their passports. From this inclusion, the Nazis began to give different administrative treatment to those incriminated.

DESCRIPTION: Last and extremely rare German passport marked with the Jewish stamp “J” (Judenstempel) stamped and then reviewed because it was being erased (something very common because if the “J” disappeared they could think that it had been erased and they would pay dearly for what they they thought they were trying to cover) with all the personal data of this young woman on pages 2 and 3.

On page 3 there are relevant data about this person such as that he is a young man from Berlin of Jewish descent, who was born on January 21, 1924, who was of medium height (gestalt: mittel), with an oval face (gesicht: oval), etc., signed on March 27, 1939 by the Chief of Police of Berlin, 2nd Department (Der Polizeipräsident in Berlin, abteilung II).

Complete with its 32 pages and photo (Reisepass “J” für Juden) of the second model from 1936, when the Weimar eagle is replaced by a Hoheitszeichen (eagle and swastika) between Deutsches Reich and Reisepass, it is marked with a large letter red “J” for identification of citizens of Jewish origin. Generally German passports were valid for ten years, but this Jewish passport was only valid for one year.

This passport has a stamp from a border post in the Netherlands, specifically “Zevenaar”, a city and municipality in the province of Gelderland, near the border with Germany, and visas from the Consulate General of Chile.

Note.- For those who find what we said about highlighting the “J” strange, we clarify through the last 4 photos the difference between a normal passport and a Judenstempel, notice that the date is above the “J” and horizontally, while in the other 3 normal ones the date is vertical.