According to this year's Henley Index, a Polish passport allows the holder to visit 182 countries and territories without a visa.
Sharon Berry and Jeffrey Cymbler will be speaking about the Ładoś Group — a partnership of Polish diplomats and Jewish leaders — who forged Latin American passports to save Jews throughout German-occupied Europe.
Making generous use of archival materials and featuring in-depth interviews with authors, historians, professors, survivors and Holocaust descendants, the one-hour documentary titled ‘Polmission. The Passport Mystery’ lays bare the scale of efforts undertaken by Poland’s government-in-exile to rescue the nation’s Jews from near-certain death.
The so-called Ładoś List, named after the head of Polish war time delegation in Switzerland, includes names of people who received fake Central American passports prepared by Polish diplomats in Bern as a way to escape the horrors of the Holocaust.
French-Dutch company Gemalto, which has a factory in Tczew where electronic components that go into modern documents including e-passports are produced, won the £260 million contract.