- BUXBAUM, Maria née POLLAK P A
Age 45 | Visa #1730
- BUXBAUM, Pavel P A
Age 54 | Visa #1734
- POLLAK, Karel P A
Age 45 | Visa #1733
- POLLAKOVA, Celestina née FALK P A
Age 69 | Visa #1732
About the Family
The BUXBAUM/POLLAK family received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 16, 1940, after having been explicitly denied visas by Salazar, the Portuguese head of state.
The family crossed into Portugal and then sailed to Brazil on the vessel Cuyabá in August 1940. Celestina POLLAKOVA along with her daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Pavel BUXBAUM, then sailed on the Uruguay from Santos, Brazil to New York in February 1941.
Telegram from Salazar denying visas to the BUXBAUM/POLLAK family - 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