- FEINGOLD, Leo P A
Age 53 | Visa unnumbered
- FEINGOLD, Lissy V P A T
Age 15 | Visa unnumbered
- FEINGOLD, Regina née ENGELART P A
- FEINGOLD, Sonja Gerda P
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.
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.