Berschanski/Herszkowicz/Joudanin

Visa Recipients

  • BERSCHANSKI, Diana née ZAK A
    Age 55 | Visa #1992
  • BERSCHANSKI, Paul Salomon
    Age 17
  • BERSCHANSKI, Richard
    Age 16
  • HERSZKOWICZ, Lewek P A
    Age 33
  • HERSZKOWICZ, Michel P
    Age 6 months
  • HERSZKOWICZ, Rebecca née JOUDANIN P
    Age 25
  • JOUDANIN, Elise née BERSCHANSKI P
    Age 19
  • JOUDANIN, Joseph P
    Age 29

About the Family

The BERSCHANSKI family received a visa from Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 17, 1940.

The HERSZKOWICZ and JOUDANIN families received visas signed by vice-consul Manuel Vieira Braga, following instructions from Aristides de Sousa Mendes, in Bayonne, France on June 22, 1940.

This family group crossed into Portugal, where they resided in Curia, Porto, and Figueira da Foz.

The BERSCHANSKI and JOUDANIN families sailed on the ship San Miguel from Lisbon to New York in May 1941. The HERSZKOWICZ family sailed on the ship Guine from Lisbon to New York, also in May 1941.

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Passport of Lewek HERSZKOWICZ with visa signed by Vieira Braga in Bayonne

1987-2022

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