NAZI passport-ID issued to the occupied countrys inhabitants. ( Ridley road TV series)

Question:- In the last episode of "Ridley Road" on BBC TV, Our heroin boards a BEA flight to Tel Aviv, the flight captain checks her documentation, and she shows him her wartime DR issued ID card, which is in German, with the eagle and swastika stamped on the front. This was supposed to be in the early 60's. Is this a correct representation of the procedures, and would this wartime document still be legal. :???:

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The 3rd Reich issued the Kennkarte from 1938. Initially it was issued to all male citizens of military age and Jews of both sexes ( where the card was stamped with a "J" ) in Germany and occupied territories.


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A second style of Kennkarte was issued as supplies of the original ran out. The above shows that by 1943 they were required for women too and that they were valid for 5 years.

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In 1951 both the West German and the East German authorities began issuing booklet identity cards, the Personalausweis.
By the 1960s your heroine, if a German citizen, should have been in possession of a valid Personalausweiss. Her Kennkarte would have passed its end date.

Hope that helps.
 
The 3rd Reich issued the Kennkarte from 1938. Initially it was issued to all male citizens of military age and Jews of both sexes ( where the card was stamped with a "J" ) in Germany and occupied territories.


1024px-Kennkarte-1942.jpg

MP

A second style of Kennkarte was issued as supplies of the original ran out. The above shows that by 1943 they were required for women too and that they were valid for 5 years.

24.png

112.png


In 1951 both the West German and the East German authorities began issuing booklet identity cards, the Personalausweis.
By the 1960s your heroine, if a German citizen, should have been in possession of a valid Personalausweiss. Her Kennkarte would have passed its end date.

Hope that helps.
Many thanks, that confirms my doubt on the authenticity of the document shown on the TV series, however, discussing it with herself, we came to the conclusion, that as it showed her being a escapee, and or a camp survivor, the captain of the airplane turned a blind eye and was sympathetic.
 
Many thanks, that confirms my doubt on the authenticity of the document shown on the TV series, however, discussing it with herself, we came to the conclusion, that as it showed her being a escapee, and or a camp survivor, the captain of the airplane turned a blind eye and was sympathetic.

Even in the 60's the pilot didn't check the passports.. Passport control did that.. And that Trident she got on wasn't in service until 1964 earliest and couldn't have operated from Speke before the 7500 foot runway opened in 1966, and in fact first visit of type was a weather diversion in 1967

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