Blatt/Hollander

BLATT, Anna Maria née FRIEDEL (Visa # 2201 and 2447 – age 52)
BLATT, Kaufmann (Visa # 2202 and 2448 – age 55)
HOLLANDER, Chaim/Marcus (Visa # 2208 – age 37)
HOLLANDER, Ida née BLATT (Visa # 2203 – age 30)

The above visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 18 and 20, 1940 after having been explicitly refused by Salazar, the Portuguese head of state.

The BLATT-HOLLANDER family crossed into Portugal, arriving in Curia on June 26, 1940. Anna Maria and Kaufmann BLATT traveled with their daughter Ida HOLLANDER from Lisbon to New York on the vessel Nyassa in April 1941.

Telegram from Salazar denying visas to HOLLANDER family and others

Telegram from Salazar denying visas to HOLLANDER family and others