Passports to Paraguay with historian Roger Moorhouse

A fascinating account of how Polish diplomats tried to save Jews from Hitler’s death camps.

False passports of Latin American countries that the Ładoś Group supplied to thousands of Jews, saving them from death (photo PAP / D. Delmanowicz)

Historian Roger Moorhouse tells the remarkable story of the the Lados Group – Polish diplomats and Jewish activists working in Switzerland, who masterminded a passport forgery scheme which is thought to have saved as many as 3,000 Jews from the Holocaust. It gave these individuals a chance to be interned and possibly exchanged for German prisoners of war, rather than being sent to death camps.

About the speaker

Roger Moorhouse is a historian and author specialising in the Third Reich and Poland during World War Two. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London, the Pilecki Institute in Warsaw and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Natolin.

A fluent German speaker, he is a specialist in modern German history, particularly Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich and has written a number of books in this capacity, including KILLING HITLER (2006), THE DEVILS’ ALLIANCE(2014) and the critically acclaimed BERLIN AT WAR (2010). He has been published in over 20 languages and is chuffed to have graced the best-seller lists in Poland, Denmark and Estonia.

His latest book, First to Fight: The Polish War 1939 is a study of Poland’s defensive war.

The event will take place on 23 May 2022 at 19:30 CEST.


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