Buxbaum/Pollak

BUXBAUM, Maria née POLLAK (Visa # 1730 – age 45)
BUXBAUM, Pavel (Visa # 1734 – age 54)
POLLAK, Karel (Visa # 1733 – 45)
POLLAKOVA, Celestina née FALK (Visa # 1732 – age 69)

The family listed above was issued visas by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 16, 1940, after having been explicitly denied visas by Salazar, the Portuguese head of state.

The family crossed into Portugal and then sailed to Brazil on the vessel Cuyabá in August 1940. Celestina POLLAKOVA along with her daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Pavel BUXBAUM, sailed on the Uruguay from Santos, Brazil to New York in February 1941.

Maria BUXBAUM

Maria BUXBAUM

Pavel BUXBAUM

Pavel BUXBAUM

Karel POLLAK

Karel POLLAK

Celestina POLLAKOVA

Celestina POLLAKOVA