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Jewish Agency For Palestine In Berlin

15 December, 2013
Jewish Agency For Palestine In Berlin

In 1929, the Jewish Agency for Palestine was officially created by the 16th Zionist Congress, held in Zurich, Switzerland. The agency included a number of Jewish non-Zionist individuals and organisations, who were interested in Jewish settlement in Palestine. They were philanthropic rather than political and many opposed talk of a Jewish State. The document as show is a significant one as it reflects the work of the Jewish Agency...

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“J” Stamp and Jewish Names in German Passports

11 March, 2011
SARA_doc

In addition to the previous article “J” stamped German passports and their stories, Gil made a nice summary on the applicable decree and the use of jewish names. The  picture at the end of the article is from Neil and shows a official document from Oct. 1939 confirming that mentioned lady has additionally attached the middle name “SARA” to her current first and family name. I belive this is...

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Sugihara & Zwartendijk Visas On ONE Travel Document (!) – Visas For Life

29 March, 2014
Sugihara & Zwartendijk Visas On ONE Travel Document (!) – Visas For Life

Two of eighteen righteous diplomats which took enormous personal risks to rescue Jews and others facing persecution and peril. They were true heroes; indeed, they were among the foremost human rights defenders of their day. Due their actions thousands could escape Nazi Holocaust. Since I am collecting passports I was always interested in protection letters/passports and visas saving Jewish lifes. Thanks to my global network and intensive research I...

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Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis

24 February, 2014

Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis After Kristallnacht in November 1938, many Jews within Germany decided that it was time to leave. Though many German Jews had emigrated in the preceding years, the Jews who remained had a more difficult time leaving the country because emigration policies had been toughened. By 1939, not only were visas needed to be able to enter another country but money was also needed to...

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Polish Aliyah Passports

6 February, 2014
Polish Aliyah Passports

Polish Aliyah Passports Aliyah is the immigration of Jews from the diaspora to the land of Israel. Also defined as “the act of going up” or as in progressing towards Jerusalem. It is one of the most basic tenets of Zionist ideology. The Jewish Records Indexing – Poland (JRI-Poland) published a interesting article about these “immigration passports”. In the 1930s as the shadow of history was lengthening over the...

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Chinue Sugihara – The Conspiracy of Kindness

9 January, 2014
Chinue Sugihara – The Conspiracy of Kindness

Here is a video documentation in six parts made by the History Channel telling the story of Chinue Sugihara. Watch all parts to understand what he did to save Jewish lives. Chiune Sugihara (1 January 1900 – 31 July 1986) was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped several thousand Jews leave the country by issuing...

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Ready for Inspection: An Interview with Valentin Groebner

21 December, 2013
Ready for Inspection: An Interview with Valentin Groebner

This interview was first published in the Cabinet magazine in 2006. However the interview and topic is still interesting. In spring 2006, National Public Radio reported that over the past few years the agency responsible for issuing passports in Iraq has been flooded by requests from Sunni Muslims who have wanted to change their surnames. The rise in murders and other violent acts committed against Sunnis have apparently encouraged...

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Nazi Germany Passport issued in LUXEMBOURG (RRRR)

24 November, 2013
Nazi Germany Passport issued in LUXEMBOURG (RRRR)

This passport was issued on 17 October 1939 to Michael Flügel, his wife and two children just a few weeks after WWII begun but well before the German occupation of Luxembourg in May 1940. Another great item to my collection as German passports issued in Luxembourg are extremely hard to find. ________________________________________________________________________________ The Luxembourgish government had pursued a policy of neutrality since the “Luxembourg Crisis” of 1867 had highlighted...

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Rare Collection Of Nazi Documents Donated

2 September, 2013
Rare Collection Of Nazi Documents Donated

Rare collection of Nazi documents donated A rare collection of stamps, letters, ID cards and other documents of the Nazi era was donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Valued at $260,000, the Edward Victor Philatelic Holocaust Collection was acquired and organized by Victor, a retired Los Angeles lawyer, over a 30-year period. In many cases the content tracks the fate of a given Jewish family from...

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The Brest Ghetto Passport Collection

3 June, 2013
The Brest Ghetto Passport Collection

The Brest Ghetto Passport Collection consists of documents prepared at the order of the Nazi authorities after the capture of Brest in the summer of 1941. All Jews of 14 years of age and above living in the Brest Ghetto were required to obtain and sign for identity papers, which included their names, ages, and the names and dates of birth of their parents. A photo of each person...

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