Diplomatic service passport issued by the Republic of Liberia to Matus Kugel. Item

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Beschrijving
A diplomatic service passport issued by the Republic of Liberia, represented by Baron O. de Bogaerde, Minister Plenipotentiary, to Matus and Chaja Kugel-Rubin, granting them diplomatic immunity and allowing them to travel to Spain and Portugal. The passport also contains wartime visa for Italy and Monaco.
Content Date
1942
Content Location
Vichy
Creator
Baron O. de Bogaerde, Minister Plenipotentiary for the Republic of Liberia in Vichy, France
Language
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Script
Latin
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Digitally stored at Kazerne Dossin
Originals
Private collection
Copies
Digital copy available as collection KD_00134 at Kazerne Dossin
Collection
KD_00134
Level of description
item
Extent and medium
15 digitised images (1 document)
Administrative and biographical
Matus Kugel was born in Minsk, Belarus, on 4 September 1873. In 1902 he married Chaja Rubin in Bialystok, Poland. During the Second World War the couple lived in Nice, France. On 18 June 1942 Matus obtained a diplomatic service passport in Vichy, France, issued to him by the Republic of Liberia, represented by Baron O. de Bogaerde, Minister Plenipotentiary. Thanks to this document Matus and Chaja were able to travel safely to Spain and Portugal.
Archival
Herman Van Goethem kindly permitted Kazerne Dossin to digitize the original document in 2013.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Herman Van Goethem, 2013
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