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

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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.
1942
Vichy
Baron O. de Bogaerde, Minister Plenipotentiary for the Republic of Liberia in Vichy, France
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Latin
Digitally stored at Kazerne Dossin
Private collection
Digital copy available as collection KD_00134 at Kazerne Dossin
KD_00134
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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.
Herman Van Goethem kindly permitted Kazerne Dossin to digitize the original document in 2013.
Herman Van Goethem, 2013

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