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Travel document

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Travel document : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : White, Black, Purple ; Ht: 26,9 cm x W: 21 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Travel document : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : White, Black, Purple ; Ht: 26,9 cm x W: 21 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
August 16, 1940-September 04, 1940
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
French
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Travel pass, issued by the Belgian Consulate in Perpignan, France, authorizing Bernhard Otto Fischer to travel freely in the French Occupied Zone and cross the border into Belgium, accompanied by Otto Bondy. Circular stamp on back, b.r has insignia in centre. Narrative: Otto Bondy and Bernhard Otto Fischer escaped the St-Cyprien internment camp in September or October 1940. At the Belgian Consulate, Mr. Fischer was initially refused the travel pass because the consulate only issued travel documents for Belgian nationals (he was Austrian). The officer would not complete the form with the necessary stamp and signature. The escaped men left with the unstamped document, and later convinced 2 gendarmes on the street that they were Belgian and needed their travel pass validated, and were taken to the Gendarmerie where the document was stamped and signed. Mr. Fischer subsequently added Mr. Bondy's name to the document as authorized travel companion. Otto Bondy was the father of the donor, Walter Absil. He was born in Vienna, Austria on January 1, 1897, and fled to Belgium with his family in 1938. He was deported from the Malines (Melechen) transit camp in Belgium to Auschwitz in September 1943, where he was murdered. Bernhard Otto Fischer was Mr. Absil's uncle (his mother's brother). He survived the war and settled in the United Kingdom.
Accession No.
1990.96.04
Name Access
Absil, Walter
Places
Perpignan, Belgium, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Travel document

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75127
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Travel document : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Colour pencil; Ink : Beige, Black, Red, ; Ht: 27,9 cm x W: 21,1 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Travel document : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Colour pencil; Ink : Beige, Black, Red, ; Ht: 27,9 cm x W: 21,1 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
March 1, 1939
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
1 page, double sided. Folded once horizontally and vertically. Document issued in Ixelles by the Public Safety Department of the Justice Ministry.. It states that Otto Bondy must leave Belgium before June 15, 1939. If found in the country after this date, he risks imprisonment. He is not authorized to settle in Belgium and must emigrate. Square b&w photograph of Otto Bondy is affixed to upper-right corner of document with 4 grommets (one in each corner). Underneath the photo, text states that the document is not valid without a stamped photograph, and that the subject must hold a passport or other identification document with a stamped photograph. Inscription "Ci dél" has been scrawled at bottom right, under the signature, in red pencil. There is a signed notice on back, dated June 28, 1939 that the deadline has been delayed until September 30, 1939, referring to a letter dated June 21, 1939. A second signed notice dated September 21, 1939 appears directly underneath, stating further delay until December 31, 1939. Narrative: Otto Bondy was the father of the donor, Walter Absil. He was born in Vienna, Austria on January 1, 1897, and fled to Belgium with his family in 1938. He was deported from the Malines (Melechen) transit camp in Belgium to Auschwitz in September 1943, where he was murdered.
Accession No.
1990.96.08
Name Access
Absil, Walter
Places
Ixelles, Belgium, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail
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