Kaufmann/Koch

KAUFMANN, Annelies (Visa # 956 – age 17)
KAUFMANN, Grete née ROTHSCHILD (Visa # 955 – age 47)
KAUFMANN, Hans (Visa # 954 – age 14)
KAUFMANN, Max (Visa # 953 – age 47)
KOCH, Friedrich Joseph (Visa # 957 – age 51)

The above visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on May 24, 1940. These visas had been explicitly denied by Salazar, the Portuguese head of state.

The KAUFMANNS crossed into Portugal with family friend and business partner Friedrich Joseph KOCH. Max KAUFMANN and Friedrich KOCH flew from Lisbon to New York on the Dixie Clipper in October 1940. Grete KAUFMANN and her children, Annelies and Hans, sailed on the ship Siboney from Lisbon to New York in November 1940.

Annelies KAUFMANN

Annelies KAUFMANN













Visa signed by Sousa Mendes for Annelies KAUFMANN

Visa signed by Sousa Mendes for Annelies KAUFMANN