Van Essche

Visa Recipients

  • VAN ESSCHE, Hortense Lucette née JOSZ P A
    Age 32 | Visa #1223
  • VAN ESSCHE, Ludovic Henri Marie P A
    Age 4 | Visa #1224

About the Family

Hortense Lucette VAN ESSCHE and her son Ludovic received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 5, 1940.

They crossed into Portugal, where they resided in Lisbon. From there they traveled to the Belgian Congo and eventually to South Africa, where they settled.

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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