Visa Recipients

  • RAND, Gerhard P A
    Age 20 | Visa #2080
  • RAND, Luisa/Lisa P A
    Age 28 | Visa #2079
  • RAND, Moses/Moritz P A
    Age 54 | Visa #2081
  • RAND, Wolf/William V P A
    Age 36 | Visa #83

About the Family

The RAND family received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 18, 1940.

They crossed into Portugal and subsequently sailed on the ship Quanza, bound from Lisbon to New York and Mexico, in August 1940. However, many of the refugees were forbidden to disembark when the ship docked in Veracruz, Mexico. When the vessel stopped to refuel in Norfolk, Virginia, Wolf RAND brought a lawsuit against the shipping company, resulting in the passengers being rescued and allowed into the United States.

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Visa issued to Wolf RAND in Bordeaux


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