Visa Recipients

  • EICHLER, Ernest A
    Age 30 | Visa #1600
  • EICHLER, Marianne A
    Age 26 | Visa #1601
  • EICHLER, Therese A
    Age 77

About the Family

On October 16, 1939, the EICHLER couple, Austrian citizens, were inscribed in the Sousa Mendes visa registry book and then crossed out.

On November 15, 1939, Aristides de Sousa Mendes requested permission from the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to grant visas to the EICHLER family.

The family was subsequently imprisoned in the Cours du Médoc internment camp in Bordeaux, France in June 1940. Ultimately, the entire camp requested and received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

  • Artifacts

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

Cours du Médoc page 2

Partial list of internees at Cours du Médoc camp in Bordeaux requesting visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes