Polish Aliyah Passports

The Polish Aliyah Passport Collection contain digital copies of about 400 Polish temporary foreign passports issued by the Polish state to Jews immigrating in 20s - 30s of the last century to Palestine and the USA. They contain photos (including photos of accompanying children), names, surnames, dates and places of birth, residence, occupation, civil status and signatures of their bearers.

Immigrating Jews traveled to Palestine or the USA by sea. In order to get to their ports of departure they were to apply for transit visas to cross the bordering countries. Therefore passports contain various official seals, visas and boarder crossing stamps. One may trace the entire route taken by immigrants.

According to the Polish legislation emigrating Jews, upon receiving identity documents in their new homeland, lost their Polish citizenship and were to turn in their Polish foreign passports to Polish Consulates. Invalidated passports were sent back to Poland, where they were filed away in government archives.

ALTENHAUS Abraham Gerschon
ALWEIL Mieczyslaw
ANSELHEIM Otylia
ASCHKANASE Hersch
ASTMANN Markus
ASTMANN Reisel
BAUM Chaskiel Meier
BAUM Heli
BAUM Joanna
BAUM Naftali Herschel
BAUMWOLSPINER Josef
BEER Rosa
BEER Simon Markus
BERGER Mindel
BERLINER Maria
BIEN Isucher Berisch
BIRNBAUM Feiwel Josef
BLASS Ida
BLASS Perl
BLASS Rachel
BLEIBERG Israel
BLEIBERG Soscha
BLUM Rubin David
BLUM - BLAUSTEIN Perla
BRACHFELD Leiser Mendel
BROMBERG Ethel
BROMBERG Wladyslaw
CHAJES Frieda
CHAJES Markus
DACHS Isaac
DACHS Mattel
DANHERSCH Esther
DANHERSCH Nathan
DEGEN Paula
DIAMANDSTEIN Moses
DIAMANDSTEIN Ryfka
DILLER Berl
DILLER Helie
DINNER Aaron
DOERFLER Clara
DOERFLER Herschel Joel
DREIMAN Eidel
DRESNER Menasche
DRUCKER Munisch
EIGEN Paja Reisel
EISNER Rachel
EISNER Chaim Moses
ESTLEIN Mindel
FARBMAN Freidl
FASS Moses Israel
FAST Fryda
FAST David
FAUST Wilhelm
FEINGOLD Jacob Isaac
FELSENBACH Basia Lea
FELSENBACH Jacob
FERN Moses
FEUER - WASSERSTEIN Golda
FICHTENWALD - KRAUTMANN Mindel
FINKELSTEIN Feige
FISH Regina
FLEISCHER Arnold Arthur
FLUEGELMAN Meier
FLUESSER Gisela
FLUSS Abraham
FLUSSER Naftali
FRAENKEL Israel
FREUDENTHAL Oskar
FREUDENTHAL Sali Laura
FRIEDLAENDER Abraham
FRIEDLAENDER Scheindel
FRIEDLAENDER David
FRYDMAN Esther Chana
FUHRMAN Leopold Julius
GALATA Jacob
GANS Rosalia
GARFUNKEL Pessel
GARFUNKEL Isaac
GARTENBERG Mechel
GASSENBAUER Elke
GASSENBAUER Meier
GELB Jacob
GINSBERG Chaim Simon
GINSBERG Menie Beile
GLANZMANN Chaja
GLANZMANN Cypra
GLANZMANN Malwina
GLANZMANN Regina
GLANZMANN Schaja Mendel
GOLD Bronislaw Zenon
GOLDMAN Abraham Jacob
GOLDMAN Ethel
GOLDMAN Rachel
GOLDSBERG Azriel
GOLDSBERG Chaja
GOLDSTEIN – KUPFERMANN - GELB Perl
GOLOWATY Nuta
GOLOWATY Szyfra
GOLOWATY Wolf
GORNE Arthur