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Traveling in Nazi Germany

The Nazi Wehrmacht ran on paperwork, evidenced by the complicated maze of forms necessary for soldiers to travel in the Third Reich either on leave or on official business. They were stopped at many points and ordered to "Show me your papers." Matt DiPalma is a former marine sergeant, collector of historic documents and author of the book German Military Travel Papers of the Second World War. He will tell us about the lives of these soldiers and will show us original documents from his own collection, displaying some of the WWII German military paperwork.