American living in occupied Prague during WWII

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American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by bilboleslie » 19 Jun 2012 05:06

I am an amateur historian - and free lance writer. I have come into certain information about James Howell Johnson, Jr. who apparently passed all of WWII in Prague, and perhaps Hungary. Could someone take a peek at his identification cards - some of which are Nazi marked - and tell me what can be gleaned about who he was, and what he was doing? He seems to have been a student, which seems rather odd.
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Re: American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by bilboleslie » 19 Jun 2012 05:09

Second document
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Post by bilboleslie » 19 Jun 2012 05:10

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Post by bilboleslie » 19 Jun 2012 05:11

Third document

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Post by bilboleslie » 19 Jun 2012 05:12

Fourth item
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Re: American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by bilboleslie » 19 Jun 2012 05:23

fifth
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Post by bilboleslie » 19 Jun 2012 05:25

sixth
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Re: American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by bilboleslie » 19 Jun 2012 05:25

Seventh and final.
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Re: American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by history1 » 19 Jun 2012 08:49

bilboleslie wrote:Third document
No upload of this file??

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Re: American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by history1 » 19 Jun 2012 09:22

bilboleslie wrote:Seventh and final.
Your image shows a long term (based on i.a. the sticked photo, the railway stamp, and the price of 50 czech koruna´s) students ticket on the tramway route #22 in Prague.
Tram 22
Tram 22 follows one of Prague's most scenic routes, passing by the National Theater to Staroměstská and Malostranská metro stations, and continuing up to the Belveder, Prague Castle and Pohořelec, with some stunning views along the way.
Source: http://www.myczechrepublic.com/prague/trams.html

The actual plan of the route (in green color, starting above the big caption at left side of the file):
http://www.dpp.cz/download-file/4483/05 ... _stops.pdf

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Re: American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by history1 » 19 Jun 2012 09:34

bilboleslie wrote:fifth
Is a legitimation that he addented the Faculty of Law at the university in Prague as "ordentlicher Hörer". Couldn´t find a translation, (maybe regular listener?) but it means that he visited not just a university course or single lecture.

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Re: American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by history1 » 19 Jun 2012 10:30

bilboleslie wrote:Fourth item
Is a membership card of the "Alliance of foreign-german students" of Howell Johnson issued of the associations head on Dec. 3rd 1939.
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Re: American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by Gorque » 19 Jun 2012 10:56

Hi Bilboleslie:

Thanks for sharing those documents with us. :)

Is it just me or are the documents upside-down for others else as well?

Best regards,

Gorque

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Re: American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by history1 » 19 Jun 2012 11:07

No Gorque, they are upside down here as well :-(

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Re: American living in occupied Prague during WWII

Post by history1 » 19 Jun 2012 11:51

I didn´t find something more precise about this "Alliance of non-german students" on the web, Bill.
Found in the 1939/40 university calendar and staff registry, p. 55, of the university of Wroclaw the following caption:
Bund Außendeutscher Studenten
Meldestelle für Volksdeutsche [...]
Source: University calendar and staff registry, p. 55, University of Wroclaw, 1939 http://www.dbc.wroc.pl/dlibra/plain-content?id=9539

Can your subject be an ethnic German with american citizenship?

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