Brunschwig/Feuchtwanger/Fribourg/Goldschmidt/Hemmendinger/Kahn

Visa Recipients

  • BRUNSCHWIG, Bernard A
    Age 40 | Visa #1729
  • BRUNSCHWIG, Ella Mélanie née HEMMENDINGER A
    Age 26 | Visa #1728
  • FEUCHTWANGER, Hélène née KULLMANN A
    Age 43 | Visa #2039
  • FEUCHTWANGER, Jacques A
    Age 57 | Visa #2038
  • FEUCHTWANGER, Marie Louise A
    Age 19 | Visa #2037
  • FEUCHTWANGER, Pierre François A
    Age 15 | Visa #2030
  • FRIBOURG, Berthe Thérèse née KAHN-LAINE A
    Age 71 | Visa #2036
  • FRIBOURG, Jules A
    Age 63 | Visa #2032
  • FRIBOURG, Lucie née KULLMANN A
    Age 45 | Visa #2028
  • FRIBOURG, Lucienne Marguerite née BRUNSCHWIG A
    Age 51 | Visa #2024
  • FRIBOURG, Michel Léopold Jean A
    Age 48 | Visa #2031
  • FRIBOURG, René Lucien Eugène A
    Age 60 | Visa #2023
  • FRIBOURG, Renée A
    Age 20 | Visa #2022
  • GOLDSCHMIDT, Jacqueline Georgette née FRIBOURG
    Age 28
  • GOLDSCHMIDT, Marcelle née DREYFUS
    Age 66
  • HEMMENDINGER, Albert A
    Age 72 | Visa #1727
  • KAHN, Laure A
    Age 50 | Visa #2029

About the Family

These visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 16 and 18, 1940. Visas for "FRIBOURG, wife and mother" had been explicitly denied by Salazar, the Portuguese head of state.

The families went to the Dominican Republic and subsequently sailed to New York in two groups, on the ship Borinquen in August 1940 and on the Coamo in September 1940.

  • Artifacts
Bordeus_31_1940

Telegram from Salazar denying visas to this family and others - Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives, Lisbon

1695-1732

Page of Sousa Mendes Visa Registry Book listing this family and others - Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives, Lisbon

1987-2022

Page of Sousa Mendes Visa Registry Book listing this family and others - Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives, Lisbon

2023-58

Page of Sousa Mendes Visa Registry Book listing this family and others - Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives, Lisbon