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    Hi,

    Would appreciate some help here...
    What is the exact explanation for the tile of this passport holder?

    Thanks,
    Neil
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    Default Re: some German hand-writing...help

    I will give it a try, now that HPL2008 is on holiday I can read and understand it, but to translate his title literally I find a bit hard. It says in German:

    Den Vortragenden Legationsrat im Auswärtigen Amt, (Heoon??, not sure on this word here, a location maybe).


    I will call him 'Speaking Counsellor at the Foreign Office, Heoon(?)'. This is my own translation. This position was the second highest at German legations (today mostly replaced by embassies) around the world.

    The German verb 'vortragen' can mean:

    to propound
    to submit
    to contend
    to perform
    to state
    to declaim
    to bring forth something (an argument for instance).

    The adjective Vortragenden (derived from the German verb 'vortragen') in the title refers to this diplomat's authorization to speak on the behalf of the King or Kaiser or the head of state, which of course was Hitler from January 30 1933 to 30 April 1945.

    Not really my field of expertise at all, so if I'm wrong here just correct me anyone!

    - Kenneth
    Last edited by KSH; 06-03-2011 at 09:50 AM.

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    Thanks Kenneth! it sure does help in understanding it more clearly! 8)

    Neil

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    Default Re: some German hand-writing...help

    You're most welcome I have edited a bit in my explanation above to clarify it some.

    - Kenneth

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    Thanks Kenneth and enjoy your weekend 8)

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