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HOTEL POLSKI (Polish Hotel), opened in 1808, was a hotel in Warsaw
Warsaw
, Poland
Poland
, at 29 Długa street. In 1943, the Hotel
Hotel
was used by Germans as an internment place for Jews from Warsaw, where they could buy foreign affidavits and passports and, as foreign citizens, leave Warsaw. This case is known as " Hotel
Hotel
Polski Affair".

In 1942, the Germans, helped by Jewish collaborators from the Żagiew network, promised to allow Jews from Warsaw
Warsaw
holding foreign passports of neutral countries to leave the General Government for South America. Seeing this as an opportunity to save the lives of Jews in the ghettos, Jewish organizations from Switzerland started sending documents to the Warsaw
Warsaw
Ghetto . However, in many cases, the holders of these affidavits and passports were already dead. In May 1943, after the last deportation from the Warsaw
Warsaw
Ghetto, a network of Jewish collaborators, some of them probably in direct agreement with local Gestapo
Gestapo
authorities, started to sell these documents to Jews who were hiding on the "Aryan" side of Warsaw. The Gestapo
Gestapo
used the Hotel Polski to house the Jewish families preparing for the journey. Around 2500 people came out of their hiding places and moved to the Hotel Polski. In July 1943 they were transferred to the Vittel and Bergen-Belsen camps. On 15 July 1943, the 300 Jews remaining in the Hotel