Stephen B. Vaughan

US Vice Consul in Breslau, Germany, 1938-39

US Vice Consul Stephen B. Vaughan was responsible for issuing visas to Jews from Breslau, Germany, in the region of Silesia. Vaughan issued visas to more than 700 Jewish families escaping Germany in 1938-39. The visas were for the Philippine islands. Although they were not farmers, the Jews were issued visas ostensibly as agricultural experts. They survived the war in the Philippines. After the war, many emigrated to the East Coast of the United States.