WWII GERMAN WORK BOOK - ARBEITSBUCH -
The item featured here is an official work book as employed by Nazi Germany during WWII.
The government required everyone to have documentation to move about the country and the city.
This was a very effective way to control the population. Every move was recorded.
The Arbeitsbuch was one of those documents. It was required to prove that the individual had a job.
Therefore, the need to be in a particular part of town.
The design of the document consisted of a cardboard cover. Dark brown, featuring an eagle with its
wings fully extended. The talons are clutching a wreath with a swastika in the center. Containing
multiple pages with hand-written entries.
Every WWII German ID would have a unique serial number. As can be seen in the photo below.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German collectibles. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points
that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German paper items worth?". A price
guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectibles is reviewed
over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German
propaganda posters in the collector's market is illustrated.
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a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military
antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.
Many German documents and paperwork are currently being
It is becoming more difficult to
be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving.
The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the
manufacturing of the items. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine
the authenticity of the German paper collectibles.
If you have an interest is seeing other paperwork from the Third Reich, you can do so by going
WWII German Paperwork
identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe),
political, civil service, homefront and many more areas.