Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Swedish Legation in Budapest
1944 SCHUTZ -PASS issued by the Swedish diplomat " Raoul Wallenberg" from the Swedish Legation in Budapest. Wallenberg issued Protective Passports to Hungarian Jews, entitling the holders to temporary Swedish citizenship under the protection of the King of Sweden.
This Pass in the name of Frau Frankel, bears her photograph and personal details, and has a supporting typed document with the rubber cachet of the Swedish Legation and the signature of Wallenberg.
He saved many thousands of lives, was captured by the Russians at the end of the war and never seen again. Together with a cover posted from Budapest to Wallenberg in Stockholm in May 1946.
Original documents of this kind are rare. Illustrated in "Fleeing From the Fuhrer / A Postal History of Refugees from the Nazis" by Brinson and Kaczynski, (The History Press) , 2011 (3)
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