Polish Travel Passport / US Consulate Visit Danzig 1922 - Searchable records? #records

David Levine

HI everyone

My grandfather was born in Russia and escaped to Poland in 1922
Family sponsored him and his parents
He traveled to the U.S. on a Polish Travel passport
He received a stamp of approval as "seen" by the US Consulate General in Danzig
Two Questions
  1. Is there any corresponding records that survived that what contain the application / documents
  2. Did the applications for Polish travel passports like this one survive World War 2 and are they findable?
Many Thanks

Best Regards,
David Levine
San Francisco, CA, USA
Weinstein -> Solotwina, Galicia | Frisch, Hilman, Jungerman, Schindler -> Rozniatow, Galicia | Golanski, Kramerofsky/Kromerovsky -> Kiev | Lefkowitz -> Petrikov, Belarus | Shub, Rosen Hlusk, Belarus | Levine, Weiner, Zamoshkin -> Slutsk, Belarus 

Logan Kleinwaks

Some records from the U.S. Consulate in Danzig are apparently kept at the National Archives: https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/084.html. The listed dates are only 1836-1916, though. The early 1920s are of particular interest to genealogists due to the large Jewish population transiting through Danzig then. I will inquire with the Archives and/or State Department about the location of later material, finding aids, and access conditions.

Many Jewish migrants at this time stayed in refugee camps in Neufahrwasser and Troyl, which were at least partly administered by the Joint Distribution Committee. Documentation from those refugee camps could potentially be very valuable genealogically, but am not aware of anything significant like name lists and my own inquiries have not been successful.

Logan Kleinwaks
JewishGen Research Director for Danzig/Gdańsk