Miny

MINY, Maria née DA CONCEIÇÃO TAVARES DE CASTRO (Visa # 796 and # 1175 – age 36)
MINY, Paul Jules Joseph Pierre (Visa # 797 – age 19)

On May 30, 1940 in Bordeaux, Aristides de Sousa Mendes issued a Portuguese passport to Maria Conceição MINY mentioning her husband Paul Miny as accompanying her, recorded on the Consular ledger under number 1175. Previously, on May 16, 1940, he had granted them the visas numbered 796 and 797 on passports most likely expired, which would explain the issuance of the Portuguese passport.

With this new passport, the MINY couple traveled to Portugal reaching the border town of Vilar Formoso on June 5, 1940. They made their way to Lisbon where they were arrested by the authorities who thought they had entered Portugal illegally.

Conceição MINY

Maria Conceição MINY

Paul MINY

Paul MINY


Visa signed for Maria MINY by Sousa Mendes

Visa signed for Maria MINY by Sousa Mendes