Visa Recipients

    Age 53 | Visa unnumbered
  • FEINGOLD, Lissy V P A T
    Age 15 | Visa unnumbered
    Age 38
  • FEINGOLD, Sonja Gerda P
    Age 13

About the Family

The FEINGOLD family received visas signed by Manuel de Vieira Braga under the authority of Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bayonne, France on June 20, 1940.

They crossed into Portugal, where they resided in Figueira da Foz. They sailed on the vessel Lourenço Marques from Lisbon to New York in January 1941.

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Visa issued to Lissy FEINGOLD in Bayonne

Visa issued to Leo FEINGOLD in Bayonne

  • Testimonial

Testimonial of Lissy JARVIK née FEINGOLD

written in 1996

Without Aristides de Sousa Mendes I would not be here.

It's as simple as that.

Without Aristides de Sousa Mendes I would have suffered tortures

so grievous and so prolonged

that death would have been a welcome relief.

Without Aristides de Sousa Mendes I would have missed out

on half a century --

half a century which allowed me to breathe; to live, to love -

to mature, to marry, to have children, to study, to teach

and to help a few people individually as well as to

contribute a little bit to our knowledge base on aging and mental health;

And I would have missed out on becoming part of a country

which was the home of a truly free people,

a country which offered opportunity to

the disenfranchised, the downtrodden, the needy --

to people like me.