Rescue Efforts with the Assistance of International Organizations, Documents from the Archives of Dr. A. Silberschein
Eight documents are presented relating to the attempt to obtain South American passports, which Jewish organizations provided to Jews in Nazi-occupied countries. One of the aims was to exchange Jews for German enemy aliens in Allied countries. These efforts were only partly successful. The moving spirit behind these activities was Dr. Abraham Silberschein, a leader of Polish Jewry and a member of the World Jewish Congress. He presented hundreds of documents to Yad Vashem.