Tag: Jews

Diplomatic Passport of Raoul Wallenberg

This is the diplomatic passport of Raoul Wallenberg On 6 February 1957, the Soviet government released a document dated 17 July 1947, which stated “I report that the prisoner Wallenberg who is well-known to you, died suddenly in his cell…

Jewish Austrian Passports For Palestine 1936

Two interesting and rare passports of a Jewish couple and a family were at auction but unfortunately I missed them. My congrats to the buyer who grabbed these historical travel documents related to the Nazi-Germany oppression of Jews for his…

German Passport 1922 – Palestine Wanderer

This German Prussian passport from 1922 was issued in Breslau an bears a early visa for Palestine (via Egypt) issued by the British at their embassy in Berlin plus an Austrian visa marked as “PALÄSTINAWANDERER” – Palestine Wanderer. Page eight…

Unusual Jewish Escape Route In 1940

Meet Chaja Szkop (Polish spelling,later would have been spelled Chaya Shkop) from Bransk, born in Bielsk Podlaski in the Bialystok region of the Polish border. She would have been 26 years old at the outbreak of the War, was unmarried,…

Sugihara UNESCO Project

Yaotsu, Gifu prefecture, Japan – Sugihara’s birthplace, where also the Chiune Sugihara Memorial Hall is located As you may know, UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program is a United Nations initiative to safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity. Our hope…