From Zhytomyr to Berdychiv
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|The Embassy of Chile confirms that the Polish citizen … bearer of the passport no. …, listed in the Polish Consular Register, residing at the above mentioned address, stands - together with his/her family - under the high protection of the Republic of Chile.|
|Governor-General Corneliu Calotescu’s approval of exemption from deportation to Transnistria for 532 Jews, dated October 5, 1942: În evidența pentru exceptare dela evacuare. Nu se va da nici un bilet. • [To be taken on file for exemption from evacuation. No ticket will be issued.]|
"Bucovina", October 5, 1942: The Authorizations For Exemption From Evacuation Have Been Cancelled • Notification for Authorities, Institutions and Enterprises • Communication • All authorizations for exemption from evacuation issued by the Military Cabinet for Jews, who are employed by enterprises, institutions and authorities, with the exception of those, which were signed by the Governor-General, are cancelled. They will be returned by the enterprises, institutions and authorities to the Cabinet in order to be reissued.
Czernowitz Chief Rabbi Meschulem Rath's Testimony Dated April 29, 1943
Jorge Schindler del Solar, Chilean diplomat and researcher, wrote: From the year 2013 I’m conducting research with respect to the Chargé d’Affaires of Chile in Bucharest – Romania, Samuel del Campo, between the years 1941-1943, who as I could investigate, would have helped the Jews of Polish origin in Czernowitz. Looking for evidence of possible people, documents, or memories that help me in the investigation to recover the memory of this diplomat. Samuel, with the help of his Romanian Jewish Secretary, managed to stop the deportation by train to some Jews, and give Chilean passports to at least 1700 people. It also protected their homes, placing Chile seal on their doors. After the war, Chile dismissed him from his job and never returned to Chile, dying in France in the 1960s, leaving no relatives. I am looking for evidence of possible people, documents, or memories that help me in the investigation to recover the memory of this diplomat.
Thanks a lot for your help
Jorge Schindler del Solar
Embajada de Chile en España