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Object ID

2015.2.86

Object Name

Letter

Date

11-7-1944

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Tan paper with typewritten message. Photograph of family of four: older man on left, woman on right, child above and betwen them, child in front of mother. Black circular handstamp over photo and on bottom left. Black signature on bottom right.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Angel Sanz-Briz was a Spanish diplomat who saved the lives of thousands of Jews who were destined to be deported for Auschwitz by creating fake documents and purchasing safe houses for them. This document is a letter of protection for a Mr. and Mrs. Tibor and Tiborné Neisser, residents of Budapest, Hungary. Sanz-Briz writes that their relatives are living in Spain, which is the reason they are requesting Spanish citizenship. The Spanish Embassy is authorized to obtain an entry visa for them before all paperwork is ready. The Spanish Embassy has therefore requested on competent authority to release them as forced labor service persons. Sanz-Briz was posted to Switzerland in advance of the Russian army. However, his position was taken over by Giorgio Perlasca, who is also renowned for continuing Sanz-Briz’s work. Angel Sanz-Briz has been recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous of Nations for saving Jewish lives and in so doing placing himself at great risk.

Dimensions

5 3/4 x 8"

Keywords

Neisser, Stamp, Budapest, Spain, Spanish embassy

Letter of Protection for Hungarian Jews Issued by Angel Sanz Briz

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