Bosselaar/Mathieu

BOSSELAAR, Francine Elise née MATHIEU (Visa # 1896 – age 32)
BOSSELAAR, Willem (Visa # 1897 – age 44)
MATHIEU, Ariane (age 3)
MATHIEU, Colette (age 6)
MATHIEU, Jean (Visa # 2316 – age 38)
MATHIEU, Paule Marie née ROSARIO (age 27)

The BOSSELAAR couple received visas issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 17, 1940 after having been explicitly denied visas by Salazar, the Portuguese head of state. Jean MATHIEU was issued a visa signed by Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 19, 1940.

The BOSSELAAR/MATHIEU family crossed into Portugal. The BOSSELAAR couple sailed from Lisbon to New York on the ship Excalibur in September 1940. The MATHIEU family sailed to New York on the Excalibur in October 1940.

telegram from Sousa Mendes to Lisbon on behalf of BOSSELAAR

Telegram from Sousa Mendes to Lisbon on behalf of BOSSELAAR


Telegram from Salazar to Sousa Mendes

Telegram from Salazar to Sousa Mendes