Locating Polish Passports that were surrendered to the British in Eretz-Yisrael (Palestine) #poland #israel


Shalom friends, 

My great grandmother, Sarah Kosacki, surrendered her Polish passport when applying for naturalisation in Mandate Palestine. 

Many of those who did this had their passports sent back to Poland, and can be found here. However, since her application was in 1940, when Poland ceased independence, she doesn't appear in this database. 

The JRI Poland site says "(f)ollowing the invasion of Poland in 1939, it was no longer possible for Polish consulates abroad (which continued to operate) to send used/expired passports back to Warsaw. As a result, the passports of later Polish immigrants to Palestine remained in Palestine."

Where might the passport be today?

Thank you. 

Shavua tov, 

Yoav Aran 

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