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No visa was needed to enter, strictly speaking. But it would be needed to enter legally and for staying there. There were no privileges for Germans from anywhere, but privileges for people citing a reason the Swiss accepted and for people having documented ties to people in Switzerland. Just hailing from Soviet occupied Germany would likely be not ...


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The evidence you have presented suggests that the card is meant to assist a Zwilchenbart customer in getting to the branch in New York upon arriving in the city. Presumably the customer has deposited funds with the bank in Basel, and will have need to collect some of it, in American currency, immediately after clearing the immigration facility. The Battery ...


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It is just that: "to simplify the map". Or more precise one of the examples of the German mediatization. But with the small twist that the prime arbiter of this was Napoleon. He acquired German lands left of the Rhine for France. That was of course not very popular with German princes that lost possessions there. But then this was also painted as a ...


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This is a little complicated as women’s rights depended on age and / or marital status and / or canton. It would also have depended on the individual husband , guardian or father. Generally speaking, for the specified period 1900 – 1905, married women and women yet to achieve majority (until 1912 this was 20 or 21 years of age, depending on canton) were ...


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