Militaria Spotlight: Third Reich Border Security cards

by Bruce Kipp Grenzaufsichtsdienst Identification Card The Third Reich’s Customs Service (Zoll) had two major departments: The Customs Border Protection Service (Zollgrenzschutz) and Customs Service (Zolldienst). Both were part of the Reich Finance Administration (Reichsfinanzverwaltung) under the Reich Ministry of … More »

German Eastern National Railway ID cards

By Bruce Kipp Personal Identification Card Following Nazi Germany’s conquest in September 1939, Poland’s western-most provinces were annexed to the Reich. The central and southern regions were organized as a German territory called the Generalgouvernement. Generally, low-level administration was by … More »