Hirschkowitz

Visa Recipients

  • HIRSCHKOWITZ, Esther Malka née SUSSKIND A
    Age 35
  • HIRSCHKOWITZ, Maurice A
    Age 37
  • HIRSCHKOWITZ, Re née Gisèle A
    Age 13
  • HIRSCHKOWITZ, Sylvain Max A
    Age 15

About the Family

The HIRSCHKOWITZ family were explicitly denied visas by Salazar, the Portuguese head of state. Subsequently they crossed into Portugal, presumably with visas issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

The family then sailed from Lisbon to New York on the vessel Guine in April 1941.

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Telegram from Salazar denying visas to HIRSCHKOWITZ family and others

Telegram from Salazar denying visas to HIRSCHKOWITZ family and others