Saarbrucken. 1933. Item #98-1922
Identity card has four parts, appears that it was originally in two parts, each card is 3.25 x 4.25, with a b&w photo. Light wear and creasing, some staining/soiling, cello tape removal marks on edges. Police stamp with a crest in center on two of the cards plus a defective pink stamp "Skommision" (rest illegible) on one of the stamps. Bardo was born in 1912, was of Prussian descent and his occupation was shopkeeper. Saarbrucken is part of a small territory in southwestern Germany, bounded by France on the south. After World War I, the Treaty of Versailles made this area autonomous and to be administered by France until 1935 at which time a vote would be taken to either be part of Germany or France. They chose (Nazi) Germany, possibly out of a desire to be part of Germany again. Identity card is signed by both Bardo and the head of the police.