Visa Recipients

  • EISLER, Gerda
    Age 32
  • EISLER, Otto A
    Age 36 | Visa #2227

About the Family

The EISLER couple received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 18, 1940.

They crossed into Portugal, and then sailed to Cuba. From there they traveled to New York on the vessel Marques de Comillas in March 1941.

Otto EISLER was a playwright, and he became a screenwriter in Hollywood. The couple changed their names to Osso and Madeleine VAN EYSS, although he was also known as Otto EIS and Osso VAN EYES.

  • Artifact

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