Konijn/Montezinos/Polak/Witmond

KONIJN, Abraham (Visa # 1511 – age 30)
KONIJN, Hanna Sonia (age 18 months)
KONIJN, Jeanne née POLAK (Visa # 1510)
KONIJN, Sientje (Visa # 1512 – age 59)
MONTEZINOS Alfred (Visa # 1508 – age 11)
MONTEZINOS, Bella née URBACH (Visa # 1506 – age 41)
MONTEZINOS, Joseph (Visa # 1493 – age 38)
MONTEZINOS, Silvia (Visa # 1507 – age 10)
POLAK, Hanna née ZWANENBURG (Visa # 1509 – age 51)
POLAK, Samuel (Visa # 1505 – age 52)
WITMOND, Maurits (Visa # 1498 – age 43)

The above visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 14, 1940.

The three families and Maurits WITMOND did not cross into Portugal but were able to board a ship from Bordeaux to the Dominican Republic. Later on, Maurits WITMOND sailed from Ciudad Trujillo to New York on the Borinquen in July 1940. Hanna and Samuel POLAK sailed to New York from Trinidad in August 1940 on the vessel Brazil. Joseph MONTEZINOS, his wife Bella, their children Silvia and Alfred traveling with Sientje KONIJN sailed from Ciudad Trujillo to New York in September 1940. Abraham KONIJN, presumably with his wife Hanna and daughter Jeanne, traveled from Portugal to Brazil via Trinidad in September 1940.

Abraham KONIJN

Abraham KONIJN

Hanna Sonia KONIJN

Hanna Sonia KONIJN

Jeanne KONIJN

Jeanne KONIJN

Sientje KONIJN

Sientje KONIJN

Joseph MONTEZINOS

Joseph MONTEZINOS

Bella MONTEZINOS

Bella MONTEZINOS

Silvia & Alfred MONTEZINOS

Silvia & Alfred MONTEZINOS

Samuel POLAK

Samuel POLAK

Hanna POLAK

Hanna POLAK

Maurits WITMOND

Maurits WITMOND


































Sientje KONIJN - Visa signed by Sousa Mendes

Sientje KONIJN – Visa signed by Sousa Mendes



























Photos courtesy of the Felix Archives in Antwerp and Silvia Montezinos Verdi. Sientje KONIJN’s visa courtesy of her grandson Jean-Jacques Prins.