Visa Recipients

  • DALÍ, Elena Ivanovna “Gala” née DIAKONOVA P A
    Age 46 | Visa #2520
  • DALÍ, Salvador P A
    Age 36 | Visa #2519

About the Family

Salvador and Gala DALÍ received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 20, 1940.

They crossed into Portugal and subsequently sailed on the Excambion from Lisbon to New York in August 1940. DALÍ's arrival in New York was one of the catalysts in the development of that city as a world art center in the post-war years.

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  • Artifacts
Salvador DALI, The Visage of War, 1940

Salvador DALÍ, The Face of War, 1940


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

Excambion passenger list

Excambion passenger list including Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Dalí