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Leaving Prague on March 15, 1939...

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    Default Leaving Prague on March 15, 1939...

    This here is an amazing visa in this Czech passport. Let me explain.
    It was issued to a Jewish business man from Czechoslovakia in 1934 with numerous trips in Europe and Palestine too.
    He obtained an immigrants visa to Palestine in December 1939, British Embassy Prague. But was makes this passport so interesting is the Polish visa, limited to 24 hours, issued March 10th, 5 days before Germany marched into what was left of the country, good for March 15th! He left, as I was told by his daughter, on the last train to Polish border early in the morning of the 15th! had he stayed a few hours later, would have been the end...
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    Correction: immigrant visa from 1938, not 1939...

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