A joint photo of the Ładoś Group, which helped Jews escape the Holocaust using fake passports, and the Swiss Jewry was found by Poland’s Ambassador to Switzerland, Jakub Kumoch.
This picture shows the entire Ładoś Group, together with the leaders of Swiss Jewry. It comes from the personal archives of the Kuhl family and was once published in a paper edition of Friedenson and Kranzler's book about Recha Sternbuch.
The photo was taken on November 3, 1943, in Interlaken during a wedding. There are no festivities or dances because everyone knows that the Holocaust is ravaging around Switzerland.
The Ładoś Group presented on the picture participated in forging Latin American passports for some eight to ten thousand Jews during World War II. Although Switzerland did not allow foreign Embassies to use radio stations the group used diplomatic codes to broadcast illegally, thus keeping the free world informed about the ongoing Holocaust.
Ładoś Group ����, @SIGFSCI @WorldJewishCong on one picture! 1. Sternbuchs, 2. Eiss, 3. Silberschein, 4. Saly Mayer, 5. George Brunschvig, 6. Ambassador Ładoś, 7. Ryniewicz, 8. Nahlik, between 5 and 8 Konstanty Rokicki with wife. Groom: Juliusz Kühl. Interlaken�����, XI 1943 #Thread pic.twitter.com/zWkdPmKx2x— Jakub Kumoch (@JakubKumoch) August 23, 2019