Visa Recipients

  • PARNES, Abraham Mendel P A
    Age 49
  • PARNES, Ryfka/Regina née LESER P
    Age 48

About the Family

The PARNES couple, Polish citizens living in Antwerp, presumably received visas under the authority of Aristides de Sousa Mendes in June 1940.

They crossed into Portugal, arriving in Curia on June 26, 1940 and later moving to Porto in November of that year. In June 1941 they sailed from Lisbon to New York on the vessel Nyassa.

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