COMPONENTS: 2pp. legal folio
ITEM ID: 5294
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Safe Conduct Pass Given to Russians

Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Printed safe conduct pass distributed to Russian soldiers, one side bearing photographs of Russian prisoners apparently being well-treated with the caption in Russian: “Do you know who this is?”

The verso bears untranslated text, but the German text reads:
“The bearer of this pass does not want useless bloodletting in the interest of the Jews or the Commissars. He is leaving the defeated Red Army and joining the side of the Wehrmacht. The German officers and soldiers will treat the deserter very well – the will feed him and give him work. This safe conduct pass is valid for any number of officers and soldiers of the Red Army that surrender. Folds, else very good. Of course, 95% of the Russians who surrendered were either executed or imprisoned and starved to death.