Da Silva Solis

DA SILVA SOLIS, Désiré/Daniel (Visa # 2337 – age 39)
DA SILVA SOLIS, Luna (age 30)
DA SILVA SOLIS, Maurice (age 3)

The above visa was issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 19, 1940.

The DA SILVA SOLIS family crossed into Portugal and subsequently sailed on the vessel Nea Hellas from Lisbon to New York in July 1940. After the war they returned to Morocco and then to Amsterdam. Daniel DA SILVA SOLIS was a leader of the Portuguese-Israelite (Sephardic) Congregation in Amsterdam and of its famed library, the Ets Haim, which miraculously survived. Many of their relatives perished in the Holocaust.