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Conference: Beyond the Diplomacy – Polish and Chilean diplomats’ attempts to save Jews from Holocaust

Wednesday December 05, 2018
The Polish Institute of International Affairs – Warecka 1A, 05-077 Warsaw

During the Second World War the Chilean government assumed the representation of Poland´s interests in Italia and Romania. In Romania, Samuel del Campo, a Chilean diplomat during 1941-1943 issued Chile’s passports to Polish citizens, saving the lives of many Polish Jews. For his actions, del Campo was honoured posthumously in 2016 as a Righteous Among Nations. In Switzerland, the so-called Bernese group led by Polish Envoy Aleksander Ładoś arranged passports of Latin American countries as part of their attempts to save Jews.

Speakers / Chair:

  • Jakub Kumoch: Ambassador of Poland to Switzerland
  • Jorge Schindler del Solar: Head of the Political Section of the Embassy of Chile in Spain
  • Sławomir Dębski: Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs

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Polish-English-Spanish translation will be provided.