Broadside, "Bekanntmachung - Sludinajums," a Bilingual Notice to Citizens About Obtaining Identification Cards, June 27, 1918.

Broadside, Libau (=Liepaja, Latvia), 27 June 1918, "Bekanntmachung." Text signed by Rittmeister, director of police under city commander Gersbach (Polizei Direktor beim Stadthauptmann Gersbach, Rittmeister). Gives advisement about civilians who will need to replace or obtain new identification ("Obostpass"=Ober Ost Pass), and lists the hours and offices where this can be done. Format: two columns, in German and Latvian. Printed by Gottl. D. Meyer, Libau. On purple paper. 1 leaf (27.9 x 36.4 cm.).  From the Finding aid prepared by Violet Lutz.

Automated translation. ["Notice." . . .  by the Municipal Police Director Captain Gersbach]

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Language: German
Published: 1918
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