Note a few things here.

  • The large, red, letter “J”. All “Jewish” passports were recalled and stamped accordingly.
  • The red stamp of the word “Israel” above the name. This was done on all “Jewish” passports. It should be noted that this was well before the state of Israel was founded. In fact, the name “Israel” had not yet been chosen. Possibly this refers to the biblical name given to Jacob.
  • The third passport/visa was signed by the American consul in Vienna GERMANY. In 1938. Hitler had forced the resignation of the Austrian Chancellor by demanding that he admit Nazis into his cabinet. The new Chancellor, a pro-Nazi, invited German troops to enter the country on the pretext of restoring law and order. Hence, annexing Austria to Germany