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Schutz-Pass for Alice Rappaport [INITIALED BY WALLENBERG & SIGNED BY ] (with) Letter for Safe Passage for Alice Rappaport [SIGNED BY WALLENBERG] (with) Igazolvány megkülönböztet jelzés viselésére kötelezett zsidó személy részére [Work Identification Card for an Hungarian Jew]
Königlich Schwedische Gesandtschaft / Sicherheitspolizei und Sicherheitsdienst (SD) in Budapest - Magyar kir. Rend rség Budapest f kapitánya, Budapest 1944 - Collection of three poignant documents pertaining to the Holocaust in Hungary, Swedish ambassador Carl Ivan Danielsson, and Embassy Secretary Raoul Wallenberg's efforts to rescue Jews from the Nazis, and the living conditions of a Jewish worker in Budapest: 1) Schutz-Pass: Folio. One loose leaf printed on recto only, as issued. Original Schutz-Pass (Protective passeport) issued for Alice Rappaport, born November 30, 1926, with her b/w photograph paper-clipped on upper left corner of the document (size: 1 3/8 x 1"). The passport was designed by Raoul Wallenberg, and printed in blue and yellow (the Swedish national colors), with text in German and Hungarian, stating that the named person will travel for repatriation to Sweden and until departure is under the protection of the Swedish embassy. With the stamped seal of the Swedish embassy in Budapest. Press numbered at the top: Nr. 90/95. Signed by Wallenberg* as often with a simple pen-mark, and counter-signed by the Swedish ambassador to Hungary, Carl Ivan Danielsson (both would later receive Israel's honorific title of "Righteous among the Nations" for risking their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermination by the Nazis). The Swedish legation succeeded in negotiating with the Germans that the bearers of these protective passes or "Schutz-Passes" would be treated as Swedish citizens and exempt from wearing the yellow Star of David on their chest. This document measures 13 2/8 x 8 2/8", has folding marks, and is slightly age-toned along edges. The paper clip used to affix Alice Rappaport's photograph is rusted, thus affecting partly the picture. Document in overall good+ to very good condition. 2) Letter for Safe Passage: Oblong octavo (size: 5 7/8 x 8 2/8"). One loose leaf printed on recto only, as issued. Typed and printed document, on letterhead of the Royal Swedish Embassy in Budapest, numbered "R.: 03413," "Sp.: 9095," "Liste: 316," and bearing the stamped seal of the embassy, signed in full by Raoul Wallenberg. In Hungarian it reads: "To the National Central Authority for Supervising Foreigners, Budapest: We have the honor to inform you that the Swedish Embassy kindly requests to give to the named person, an exemption from wearing the yellow badge (star). The Embassy confirms that the bilateral agreements with Sweden regarding the relevant edict is applied. Budapest, September 26, 1944 / Yours sincerely, / [signed] Raoul Wallenberg / acting for the Swedish Royal Ambassador. The Swedish Royal Secretary of the Embassy." Text in Hungarian. Document in overall very good condition. These two documents, always kept together (as evidenced by folds and paper clip marks), saved the life of a 17 year-old Jewish girl from Budapest. 3 ) Igazolvány megkülönböztet jelzés viselésére kötelezett zsidó személy részére (Work Identification Card for an Hungarian Jew): 16mo (4 x 6 6/8"). [4]pp. Original printed stiff wrappers. Jewish worker's ID allowing the named person freedom of movement from 8am to 8pm, within the city of Budapest. Workers were warned that without that card, one would be considered unemployed, and therefore subjected to possible deportation and extermination. It had to be kept in a protective folder, and any alterations made to the card meant punishment to the holder. Unlike the bearers of Schutz-Passes, who were treated as Swedish citizen, and were exempted to wear the yellow star, the holder of this card was considered as a mere Hungarian Jewish worker, and therefore, was obliged to wear the yellow star of David. Card press-numbered at the upper left corner of front cover: "3274 / 1944." This ID, dated August 12, 1944, was issued for Ignác Kardos, born on February 11, 1885, with his b/w photograph (size: 2 x 2 1/8") affixed at verso of front cover, with the stamp of the Sicherheitspolizei** und Sicherheitsdienst*** (SD) (the German security police and intelligence service in Budapest), and the Magyar kir. Rend rség Budapest f kapitánya (Budapest Police De [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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