An Article About Jews Saved During the Holocaust by Polish Diplomats In Switzerland #poland #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen


An article that appeared in Poland-In may be of interest to you. The article is  about Jews who were saved during the Holocaust by Polish diplomats in Switzerland working with Jewish groups and using fake Latin American passports. It is called the Ładoś List of documents. The list was published by the Pilecki Institute.  The list has 3,262 names of people who received forged Latin-American passports fabricated by the Ładoś Group.


The composition of the index is the fruit of the Pilecki Institute’s collaboration with the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), the Jewish Historical Institute, the Polish Embassy in Berne and the state Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum - Former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp.


Poles were not the only ones saved as the list also contains names of Dutch, German and other countries listed.

Research found Ładoś Group was closely cooperating with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and Agudat Israel in 1941-1943.


The Ładoś Group issued approximately 8,000 passports. “In terms of archives, we have reached a dead-end,” said Ms. Maniewska, the co-author of the list, adding that viewing private archives could prove helpful for the broadening of the list.


The list  was presented on 12 December 2019 at the Pilecki Institute

The list is available at:


To read more see:


Thanks to Tony Kahane, Gesher Galicia Board member for sharing the information.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee



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