Visa Recipients

  • CHOURTCHINE, Georges Edouard Zachari P
    Age 35
  • CHOURTCHINE, Valérie Hubertina née MERTENS
    Age 35
  • MERTENS, Maria Josepha
    Age 64

About the Family

This family is presumed to have received visas in Bayonne under the authority of Aristides de Sousa Mendes. They crossed into Portugal, where they resided in Figueira da Foz.

They sailed from Lisbon to New York on two ships: Georges CHOURTCHINE on the Lourenço Marques in February 1941 and Valerie CHOURTCHINE sailed on the vessel Colonial in November of that year together with her mother Maria MERTENS and her daughter Manuela CHOURTCHINE, born in Figueira da Foz.

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