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    Posted 5 years ago

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    One of the finest German and WW2 related passports that I have seen in a very long time: Issued to a Jewish woman who was accompanying a group of Jewish children for the UK, in what would be known as the Kindertransport! - this was the first group (out of 4) that left Danzig on May 3rd 1939 (Polish city of Gdansk). She was issued this special and unique travelling visa by the acting (on probation) British vice consul Thomas Brimelow. A year later, After returning back home, she obtained the German Danzig exit visa for reaching Vienna in 1940, and on August 27th crossed the border into Slovakia and took, most likely, the river south to reach Bratislava where she boarded another boat that took her to British Palestine. On November 1940 after being captured by the Royal Navy off the shores of the Mandate she was deported to Mauritius for internment - released after the war and using the same passport (!) to enter Haifa on August 27th 1945 - 5 years to the date of leaving Nazi Germany.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      An incredible story, there, in the passport. Amazing document.
    2. huddyhuddy huddyhuddy, 5 years ago
      Thank u 4 the comment!
      Yes, sure is an interesting and important document indeed.
      2day, it is nearly impossible to fathom what they went through all those years ago...

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