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Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate issued to Josef Aron Rotter (b. December 16, 1898 in Poland), his wife Myrz (nee Brod) Rotter (b. June 8, 1888 in Grodzisko) and children Szulin (b. April 25, 1926) and Markus (b. October 24, 1927) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Switzerland and sent to them in the Westerbork transit camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 87046

Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate issued to Josef Aron Rotter (b. December 16, 1898 in Poland), his wife Myrz (nee Brod) Rotter (b. June 8, 1888 in Grodzisko) and children Szulin (b. April 25, 1926) and Markus (b. October 24, 1927) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Switzerland and sent to them in the Westerbork transit camp.

Aron Josef and Myrel Rotter wrote to their son Bernard Rotter, who was in a refugee camp in Switzerland, to help them get out of Westerbork. Aron Josef sent him a letter dated Sept. 19, 1943, in which he comments that they are still waiting for the "certificaatnumer". He died in Auschwitz on Sept. 24th, 1943 with his son Szulim. His wife Myrel and son Markus dies in Sobibor on July 16th, 1943.

Date
1943 December 24
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Enrico Mandel-Mantello
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