- SLYPER, Ezechiel P A
Age 59 | Visa #2043
- SLYPER, Herman Joseph P A
- SLYPER, Joseph P A
- SLYPER, Lea Rosa P A
- SLYPER, Rachel née ASSCHER P A
Age 61 | Visa #2047
- SLYPER, Rosa née GELEERD P A
About the Family
The numbered visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 18, 1940. Sousa Mendes requested a visa for Joseph SLYPER in a telegram to Salazar, the Portuguese head of state, but the latter denied it in a return telegram.
The Slyper family, Dutch citizens, crossed into Portugal. Ezechiel and Rachel SLYPER subsequently sailed on the Quanza from Lisbon to New York in August 1940.
Telegram from Salazar denying visas to this family and others - Courtesy of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives, Lisbon