Anonymous

A great number of Portuguese transit visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes and his subordinates for which no names were recorded. Some of these are described below:

  • Visa number 523 issued on April 8, 1940, recorded as “visa in passport of American woman.”
  • Visas numbered 2763-2850 were assigned after hours in Bordeaux on June 22, 1940, and names were not recorded.
  • There is no registry book for visas issued in Bayonne, Toulouse or Hendaye, so the vast majority of those recipients are anonymous. George Rony, who obtained his visa in Bayonne, estimated that there were 5,000 people in front of the Portuguese consulate of that city.