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Passport to Paraguay

23 September 2022, 4.00pm

Passport to Paraguay
Passport to Paraguay
23 September 2022, 4.00pm

Passport to Paraguay

Discover the fascinating story of how Polish diplomats in Switzerland worked to save Jews during the Second World War.
 £12.00 (Concessions: £10.00)

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The event

In the midst of the Second World War, a group of Polish diplomats and Jewish activists working in Switzerland masterminded a remarkable scheme that is thought to have saved as many as 3,000 Jews from the Holocaust.

Join Roger Moorhouse has he tells the incredible story of the Ładoś Group who masterminded a forgery scheme, producing fake Latin American passports. As citizens of these countries were protected from deportation to Nazi extermination camps, the holders were given the chance to be interned and possibly exchanged for German prisoners of war.

The sponsor

This event is kindly sponsored and co-curated by the Polish Cultural Institute.

The speaker

Roger Moorhouse is a historian and author specialising in modern German and Central European history, with particular interest in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and World War Two in Europe.

A visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw, he is also the author of a number of books on modern German history, including Killing Hitler, Berlin at War, The Third Reich in 100 Objects and The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941.

He is a regular commentator in the specialist and general press, and a consultant for film and television. He is also the author of First to Fight: The Polish War 1939.

Roger Moorhouse

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23 September 2022
4.00pm - 5.00pm
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National Army Museum (Foyle 2)
Royal Hospital Road
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