Rejdel

Visa Recipients

  • REJDEL, Izaak P
    Age 17
  • REJDEL, Majlech P
    Age 47
  • REJDEL, Sura née KRANCENBLUM P
    Age 54

About the Family

The REJDEL family, Polish citizens escaping from Belgium, received Portuguese visas in Toulouse on June 19, 1940 from honorary vice-consul Emile Gissot under orders from Aristides de Sousa Mendes. They were together with the GOLDENHAR family.

They crossed into Portugal and sailed on the vessel Quanza from Lisbon to Vera Cruz, Mexico. After being denied entry by the Mexican authorities, they were eventually granted asylum in the United States.

The family later changed the spelling of the name to REDEL.

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