WEHRPASS WW2 GERMAN SOLDIER MILITARY PASS WWII GERMAN INDENTIFICATION
Original WW2 German Wehrpass
When individuals received their registration notice they were to report to the appropriate recruitment center where they would be issued a Wehrpass, (Military Pass), until they were inducted into active duty. Starting in the autumn of 1939, when an individual was inducted into active military service the Wehrpass was exchanged at the recruitment office for the Soldbuch, (Pay Book),which remained in the recipient's possession as his official military identification document. Generally if the individual was killed in battle the Wehrpass would be forwarded to his next-of-kin as a memento of his service time.
Manufactured by the Metten & Co, Nationaler Werbedruck firm of Berlin SW 61,
(Metten & Company National Recruiting / Enlistment Printing 61 Southwest Berlin).