Miny

Visa Recipients

  • MINY, Maria née DA CONCEIÇÃO TAVARES DE CASTRO P A
    Age 36 | Visa #796 and 1175
  • MINY, Paul Jules Joseph Pierre P A
    Age 19 | Visa #797

About the Family

On May 30, 1940 in Bordeaux, Aristides de Sousa Mendes issued a Portuguese passport to Maria Conceição MINY mentioning her husband Paul Miny as accompanying her, recorded on the Consular ledger under number 1175. Previously, on May 16, 1940, he had granted them the visas numbered 796 and 797 on passports most likely expired, which would explain the issuance of the Portuguese passport.

With this new passport, the MINY couple traveled to Portugal reaching the border town of Vilar Formoso on June 5, 1940. They made their way to Lisbon where they were arrested by the authorities who thought they had entered Portugal illegally.

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Visa signed for Maria MINY by Sousa Mendes

Visa signed for Maria MINY by Sousa Mendes

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