The Israel State Archives presents an exhibition of passports, travel documents and identity cards handed in to the Ministry of the Interior in return for Israeli passports by immigrants during the early years of the State. A selection of these documents was deposited in the Archives, providing us with insights into the origins and history of Israel's new citizens.
They bear witness to the wanderings, upheavals and suffering undergone by many Jews before reaching their new home.
(Personal details about the holders are not shown)
The exhibition is divided into four sections:
1–3 Pre-World War II
4–12 Persecution of the Jews and Flight
13–21 Aftermath of the Holocaust
22–29 Immigration to Israel