- BOSSELAAR, Francine Elise née MATHIEU A
Age 32 | Visa #1896
- BOSSELAAR, Willem A
Age 44 | Visa #1897
- MATHIEU, Ariane A
- MATHIEU, Colette A
- MATHIEU, Jean A
Age 38 | Visa #2316
- MATHIEU, Paule Marie née ROSARIO A
About the Family
The BOSSELAAR couple received visas issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 17, 1940 after having been explicitly denied visas by Salazar, the Portuguese head of state. Jean MATHIEU was issued a visa signed by de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 19, 1940.
The BOSSELAAR/MATHIEU family crossed into Portugal. The BOSSELAAR couple sailed from Lisbon to New York on the ship Excalibur in September 1940. The MATHIEU family sailed to New York on the Excalibur in October 1940.
Telegram from Salazar denying visas to this family and others - Courtesy of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives, Lisbon
Page of Sousa Mendes Visa Registry Book listing this family and others - Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives, Lisbon