Visa Recipients

  • HAMMEL, Erich Milton A
    Age 28 | Visa #2482 or 2483
  • HAMMEL, Otto Joseph A
    Age 38 | Visa #2482 or 2483

About the Family

Otto and Eric HAMMEL, German Jews, were imprisoned in the Cours du Médoc internment camp in Bordeaux, France in June 1940. The entire camp requested and received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes. The HAMMEL brothers received their visas on June 20, 1940.

They crossed into Portugal. In August 1940, they sailed on the vessel Quanza from Lisbon to New York in transit to Honduras. In November 1940, they sailed from Honduras to New Orleans on the ship Sixaola.

  • Artifacts
Cours du Medoc page 1

Partial list of internees at Cours du Médoc camp in Bordeaux requesting visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes


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