GUTWIRTH, Benjamin Wolf (Visa # 1845 – age 34)
GUTWIRTH, Chaja/Helena née HIRSCHFELD (age 51)
GUTWIRTH, Gisele Charlotte (age 19)
GUTWIRTH, Grietjen (age 2)
GUTWIRTH, Jacob (Visa # 2217 – age 48)
GUTWIRTH, Marcel (age 17)
GUTWIRTH, Marguerite Leonore (age 13)
GUTWIRTH, Sara Lea née LUSTIG (age 33)
GUTWIRTH, Szymon/Simon (age 48)
GUTWIRTH, Tonia (age 15)
HARTOGS, Nelly née GUTWIRTH (age 26)
LUSTIG, Chaja (age 42)
LUSTIG, Charlotte (age 43)
LUSTIG, Jan/Bohumil (age 37)
LUSTIG, Nathan (Visa # 2195 – age 47)
The numbered visas above were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 17 and 18, 1940.
The GUTWIRTH and LUSTIG families crossed into Portugal. Jacob GUTWIRTH and his son Marcel sailed from Lisbon to New York on the vessel Manhattan in July 1940. Bohumil LUSTIG and his wife Charlotte were in Figueira da Foz, Portugal in July 1940, and they sailed to New York on the Guine in November 1940. Nelly HARTOGS was joined later in Portugal by her husband Renatus HARTOGS, age 31, and they both sailed on the Nyassa from Lisbon to New York in November 1940. Sailing on the Lourenço Marques in February 1941 were: Benjamin, Sara and Grietjen GUTWIRTH; Szymon and Chaja GUTWIRTH with their daughters Gisele, Tonia and Marguerite; and Nathan and Chaja LUSTIG.
Szymon GUTWIRTH had two sisters who also received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes and emigrated through Portugal: Temerla CENSOR and Rosa ROTTENBERG. Their cousin, Henri FREUDMANN also crossed into Portugal and may have been the recipient of a visa authorized by Sousa Mendes or his subordinates.
Photos courtesy of the Felix Archives in Antwerp and visa recipient families.