Visa Recipients

  • BAMBUST, Maria Magdalena Sidonia
    Age 26
  • DEMBITZER, Salamon P A
    Age 51

About the Family

Maria BAMBUST and Salamon DEMBITZER arrived in Porto, Portugal on June 28, 1940, presumably after having received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

Salamon DEMBITZER, a writer, sailed from Lisbon to New York on the vessel Lourenço Marques in February 1941. His fiancée Maria BAMBUST followed on the Serpa Pinto in June of that year.

After the war, he published a chronicle of their escape from Europe in his book, Visas for America.

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Book by Salamon DEMBITZER