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Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate made out to Chajmas Nachmenas Sapiro (son of Abraham Sapiro) and his family by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Geneva and sent to them in Kaunas.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 87609

Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate made out to Chajmas Nachmenas Sapiro (son of Abraham Sapiro) and his family by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Geneva and sent to them in Kaunas.

Chajmas Nachmenas Sapiro was a noted linguist and the son of Rabbi Avraham Sapiro, chief rabbi of Kovno. Chajmas served as head of education in the Kovno ghetto. In 1942 he was told that he would be released to Switzerland at the behest of the Red Cross. Instead he was taken to the Ninth Fort and shot.

Date
1942 November 15
Variant Locale
Kauen
Kovno
Kowno
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Enrico Mandel-Mantello
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Record last modified: 2009-12-30 00:00:00
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