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Object ID

2015.2.10

Object Name

Passport

Date

7-29-1940

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Description

Front: Green cover. Nazi eagle and Swastika in black above title.

Interior: Photograph, biographical, and travel information for Betty "Sara" London (nee Cohen).

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Late passport issued to Betty "Sara" London (nee Cohen) on July 29, 1940. London was a resident of Berlin, born in 1870. Her passport bears the red "J" and the middle name "Sara" marking her as a Jew. On March 6, 1941, she recieves a "Qupta Immigration visa" at the American embassy in Berlin. On May 19, th ePorguguese Consul in Berlin issues her a transit visa for travel to America from Lisbon, and three days later the Spanish Consul allows her passage through Spain. On May 26, London's passport is stamped by German police at Hendaye railway station on the French-Spanish border, the location where Hitler and Franco first met. Two days later she arrives in Portugal. While there is no U.S. entry stamp, she most likely recieved new travel documents. Portugal was known to be generous in granting visas to those hoping to escape persecution in Nazi Germany.

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 4 1/4"

Keywords

Berlin, American Embassy, Portugal, Portuguese Consul, Lisbon, Spanish Consul, Spain, Hendaye railway station, Betty London, Betty Sara Cohen

Late Passport Issued to Betty “Sara” London, with Visa Markings, Tracing Her Journey to Freedom From Germany to Portugal

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