Fortgang

Visa Recipients

  • FORTGANG, Abraham Elchanan P A
    Age 40 | Visa #2477
  • FORTGANG, Annette P
    Age 14
  • FORTGANG, Bernard P
    Age 34
  • FORTGANG, Chaja née WESTREICH P A
    Age 36
  • FORTGANG, Chana Hella P
    Age 12
  • FORTGANG, Estera Pesla née GELBER P
    Age 29
  • FORTGANG, Maria (Dora) née ALSTER P
    Age 26
  • FORTGANG, Mozes (Max) P
    Age 30
  • FORTGANG, Oskar P
    Age 25
  • FORTGANG, Suzanne
    Age 3 months

About the Family

The FORTGANG family received visas 2475, 2476 and 2477 from Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 20, 1940, signed by José de Seabra, the consul's secretary. They crossed into Portugal, where they resided in Curia and Porto.

Abraham, Chaja, Annette and Hella FORTGANG sailed from Lisbon to New York on the ship Nyassa in December of 1940.

Oskar FORTGANG traveled from Lisbon to New York on the vessel Nyassa in April 1941 under the name of Oskar BRAND.

Bernard, Estera and Suzanne FORTGANG traveled on the vessel Guiné from Lisbon to New York in May 1941.

Mozes (Max) and Maria (Dora) FORTGANG traveled from Lisbon to Cuba and eventually immigrated to the United States. They traveled under the surname of BRAND.

Rachel FORTGANG née BRAND perished in the Holocaust.

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Portuguese visa issued to Abraham FORTGANG in Bordeaux on June 20, 1940

2474-2510

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