Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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Holocaust survivor's passport, 32pp. sm. 8vo., issued to "Rudolf Israel Cohen" on March 21, 1939. The passport bears a large red in "J" stamped on the first page indicating the holder's religion ("Jude"), and Cohen was obliged to add "Israel" as a middle name as all Jewish men were required to do at the time (likewise, Jewish women were forced to add the middle name "Sara"). The 15 year-old student hailed from Gelsenkirchen, just a few miles north of Essen. On May 24, 1939 the Panamanian Consulate in Hamburg issued Cohen a visa, apparently to help his father work land in the interior of the country. On July 12, 1939 he crosses the border into Holland and visits the Panamanian Embassy in Amsterdam two days later. Further on, entry stamps show Cohen's arrival at Colon, Panama on Dec. 12, 1939 and on July 1, 1940 he is granted German Quota Immigrant Visa 2220 by the American Consulate in Panama City. Cover worn at spine, which is reinforced with a thin piece of tape, else very good.
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Minimum Bid: $140.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $500.00
Estimate: $300 - $400
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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