Visa Recipients

  • MURCHIE, Mme A
  • SMITH, Mme A

About the Family

Aristides de Sousa Mendes requested permission to grant visas to these two New Zealand citizens on May 20, 1940.

Permission was denied by Salazar, the Portuguese head of state.

  • Artifact

Telegram from Salazar denying visas to this family and others - Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives, Lisbon