Feingold

FEINGOLD, Leibisch Lev (age 53)
FEINGOLD, Lissy (age 15)
FEINGOLD, Regina née ENGELHARDT (age 38)
FEINGOLD, Sonja Gerda (age 13)

The FEINGOLD family received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bayonne, France in June 1940.

The FEINGOLD family crossed into Portugal, went to Figueira da Foz, and subsequently sailed on the Lourenço Marques from Lisbon to New York in January 1941.

Testimonial of Lissy JARVIK née FEINGOLD, written in 1996

Without Aristides de Sousa Mendes I would not be here.
It’s as simple as that.

Without Aristides de Sousa Mendes I would have suffered tortures
so grievous and so prolonged
that death would have been a welcome relief.

Without Aristides de Sousa Mendes I would have missed out
on half a century —
half a century which allowed me to breathe; to live, to love –
to mature, to marry, to have children, to study, to teach
and to help a few people individually as well as to
contribute a little bit to our knowledge base on aging and mental health;

And I would have missed out on becoming part of a country
which was the home of a truly free people,
a country which offered opportunity to
the disenfranchised, the downtrodden, the needy —
to people like me.