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11. The Distribution of the “Protection Passes”

    Within one month 40 people were occupied with the distribution of the passes. Anyone who could prove either a business or family connection with Sweden got the special pass. The restrictions were necessary otherwise the pass would be worthless if freely distributed. This news travelled quickly among the Jews. The Swedish Legation was surrounded by a mass of people. With result Wallenberg´s department often moved. By November, 8000 passes had been distributed.

    Swedish Refuge Houses

    Wallenberg attended to the needs of the people in his protection. By October he had 32 Refuge Houses set up, plus two hospitals and a field kitchen. He now had nearly 400 employees most of which were Jews. They did not have to wear the „Yellow Star“.

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