Posted 2 years ago
These type of passports are rather short-lived and important for a WWII collection of refugee or war related travel documents. During the period of September-October of 1939 the Polish diplomatic missions in Bucharest & Budapest, mainly, issued may travel papers from all type and sort (even forgeries!) to their citizens who managed to flee their country during the first weeks of the war. The passport here is an amazing "book" of joined 2 passports that were issued, first, in 1938 for regular travel then added passport inserted inside the original due to the lack of pages left, applied by the polish consulate in Bucharest in 1939 (entering the country the day-before-last through one of the last open Polish-Romanian border crossings (the next day on the 17th September the Red Army invaded the country from the east!)) and used extensively to travel, escape, from Romania via Italy, Yugoslavia to reach Turkey in 1941 and from there to British Palestine and enter the colony via Haifa port.