26 Aug. 1944

Telegram nº 138 from the Portuguese Legation in Budapest in which the Charge d’affaires informs that he issued 200 passports without mentioning nationality and requesting permission to issue a further 400 provisional Portuguese passports to about 400 Jewish families

(1 200 people) going to Palestine; the Charge d’affaires highlights: “all protected persons signed undertaking of honor filed in Legation Archives where they acknowledge they have no rights Portuguese nationality and undertake never to invoke said protection from the Portuguese Government to request it”.

(AHD – Cipher, Collection Telegrams from Budapest)
In documents: Sampaio Garrido e Teixeira Branquinho