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Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate issued to Emanuel Spierer (b. March 20, 1895 in Megyaszo), his wife Ilona (nee Wiesner) Spierer (b. April 16, 1901 in Sajo-Szt. Peter) and their children Vilmos (b. May 17, 1926), Imre (b. July 1, 1927), Judith (b. June 1, 1929), Ervin (b. July 30, 1930), Zoltan (b. November 6, 1931), Marta (b. May 12, 1933), Erzsebet (b. December 25, 1934), Eva (b. June 3, 1939) and Arpad (b. January 8, 1935) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Switzerland and sent to them in Szjo-Szt. Peter.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 91650

Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate issued to Emanuel Spierer (b. March 20, 1895 in Megyaszo), his wife Ilona (nee Wiesner) Spierer (b. April 16, 1901 in Sajo-Szt. Peter) and their children Vilmos (b. May 17, 1926), Imre (b. July 1, 1927), Judith (b. June 1, 1929), Ervin (b. July 30, 1930), Zoltan (b. November 6, 1931), Marta (b. May 12, 1933), Erzsebet (b. December 25, 1934), Eva (b. June 3, 1939) and Arpad (b. January 8, 1935) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Switzerland and sent to them in Szjo-Szt. Peter.

Imre was the only member of the family to survive. The certificate was via to an uncle in Budapest but arrived too late to be of use to the Spierer family who had already been deported to Auschwitz. However after learning of his family's deportation, the uncle then gave the certificate to another family in Budapest who used it and survived. Years later the Budapest survivor encountered Imre Spierer in Brooklyn and told him he survived using this certificate.

Date
1942 September 16
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Enrico Mandel-Mantello
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Record last modified: 2010-01-04 00:00:00
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