Third Reich Kennkarte – issued 1940 by the Polizeidirektor in Tilsit
Kennkarte was the basic identity document in use during the Third Reich era, first introduced in July 1938. They were normally obtained through a police precinct and had the corresponding issuing office and official’s stamps on them. Every German citizen was issued one and was expected to produce it when confronted by officials. After World War II began, Germany began issuing Kennkarten to citizens of conquered countries.
This is a fine example on one issued in 1940 by the Polizeidirektor in Tilsit