Frank/Lovett

FRANK, Jean-Michel (Visa # 2526 – age 45)
LOVETT, William Thaddeus (Visa # 2486 – age 26)

The above visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 20, 1940.

Jean-Michel FRANK was a French designer, and cousin of diarist Anne FRANK. He crossed into Portugal and traveled from Lisbon to Argentina, and subsequently sailed from Brazil to New York in December 1940. William (Thad) LOVETT, a US citizen, crossed into Portugal and sailed from Lisbon to New York on the vessel Manhattan in July 1940.

Jean-Michel FRANK and Thad LOVETT are known to have spent time in Portugal with their contemporaries, Salvador DALI and Elsa SCHIAPARELLI.

Jean-Michel FRANK

Jean-Michel FRANK

Thad LOVETT

Thad LOVETT












Photo of Thad LOVETT courtesy of David Leavitt.