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Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate issued to Heinz Lewin (b. October 13, 1910 in Berlin), his wife Tony (nee Peek) Lewin (b. September 3, 1910 in The Hague) and children Hillmar (b. August 13, 1936) and Jack (b. June 19, 1943) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Switzerland and sent to their residence in Amersfoort.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 86996

Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate issued to Heinz Lewin (b. October 13, 1910 in Berlin), his wife Tony (nee Peek) Lewin (b. September 3, 1910 in The Hague) and children Hillmar (b. August 13, 1936) and Jack (b. June 19, 1943) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Switzerland and sent to their residence in Amersfoort.

The Lewin family survived the Holocaust. His brother wrote to Mantello after the war, "...among the rescued ones is also my eldest brother Heinz Lewin (artistic name Jack Louis). Dear Mr. Mantello, as I have told you already about three weeks ago, my eldest brother reached at the time Bergen-Belsen coming from the concentration camp Monowitz from where he was released thanks to the Salvadoran documents issued by you. At the end of April of this year he was set free from there by the 2nd English Army. My brother is now again with his family in Amersfoort and plays with his big orchestra for the Canadian Headquarters in Utrecht." [quoted in Jeno Levai]

Date
1943 November 30
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Enrico Mandel-Mantello
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Record last modified: 2011-09-27 00:00:00
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