Q&A with Markus Blechner
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland's honorary consul to Zurich was among those who helped recover a historical archive documenting Polish diplomats' efforts to rescue Jews from the Holocaust during World War II.
Chaim Eiss (1876-1943). Image: Zbigniew Popadiuch [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons, drawn on the basis of a prewar photo by an unknown author
The diplomats, led by the then Polish ambassador to Switzerland, Aleksander Ładoś, produced passports of Latin American countries which helped hundreds of Jews escape from Poland at a time when the country was under Nazi German occupation. The so-called Eiss Archive has been purchased by Poland’s government after more than a year of negotiations, according to the Polish embassy in the Swiss capital Bern and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in southern Poland.
Q & A is presented by Danuta Isler