In the following video an Italian woman gains entrance to a historic building by showing a vintage Ahnenpass in lieu of a “green pass”. According to Wikipedia:
The Ahnenpaß (literally, “ancestor pass”) documented the Aryan lineage of people “of German blood” in Nazi Germany.
What’s remarkable is the ease with which the functionary charged with checking people’s papers is convinced to accept the Ahnenpass as an authentic German alternative to the green pass.
|00:01||Good morning. —I would like to visit the tower, I am the authorized guide, please.|
|00:08||Okay, do you have the green pass? —Here it is.|
|00:22||It is in German. It is Germany that issues these.|
|00:26||What about the green pass? —It’s called Ahnenpass in Germany, that’s how Germany issues them.|
|00:32||—But I can’t find any QR code in here. Well, that’s what they gave me.|
|00:38||What are you looking for?|
|00:41||The green pass. —That’s it. The Ahnenpass.|
|00:44||That’s from Germany. —I beg you pardon. I am going to show you: Ahnen — Pass.|
|00:50||Ah, okay. —Yes, it is like that.|
|00:53||Let me show you: our green pass is like this. —Well, in Germany|
|00:57||Mrs. Merkel has decided that this pass is okay, too.|
|01:00||All right, well, I have seen so many Germans… Each country has its own pass, I know.|
|01:08||This building is so beautiful. —Have you already been here?|
|01:12||Yes, I have been here before. —OK, perfect;|
|01:15||I am going to give you the ticket. I need name, surname…|
|01:18||Of course, thank you so much, you are very kind, thank you.