Visa Recipient

  • PAPAI, Georges Bekey A T
    Age 24 | Visa #1912

About the Individual

Georges PAPAI received a visa from Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 17, 1940.

He crossed into Portugal, where he resided in Lisbon.

In December of 1948 he immigrated to the United States, arriving in Florida and settling in Los Angeles.

  • Artifacts

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

PAPAI recto

Georges PAPAI postcard sent from Lisbon on August 5, 1940 -- front

PAPAI postcard

Georges PAPAI postcard sent from Lisbon on August 5, 1940 -- back

  • Testimonial

Postcard from Georges Papai to Stanley Bekey

Translation into English

Dear Zoli, Don’t take it the wrong way that I disturb you with my lines but it is in fact necessity that puts the pen in my hand, to try to reconnect with you and those at home, after 3 months. It is only now that I was able to get here from France, after wandering for six weeks. Unfortunately, contacts with home are still uncertain. Dear Zoli, I would never have written what follows if I didn’t see that even the smallest financial support (which I would only request as a loan) would be effective in order to meet the passport and visa requirements. Even a dollar or two would be a great help. I hope my letter won’t go unanswered. Many thanks in advance. Greetings from your relative, Gyuri.