Rand

RAND, Gerhard (Visa # 2080 – age 20)
RAND, Luisa/Lisa (Visa # 2079 – age 28)
RAND, Moses/Moritz (Visa # 2081 – age 54)
RAND, Wolf/William (Visa # 83 – age 36)

The above visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 18, 1940.

The RAND family crossed into Portugal and subsequently sailed on the ship Quanza, bound from Lisbon to New York and Mexico, in August 1940. However, many of the refugees were forbidden to disembark when the ship docked in Veracruz, Mexico. When the vessel stopped to refuel in Norfolk, Virginia, Wolf RAND brought a lawsuit against the shipping company, resulting in the passengers being rescued and allowed into the United States.

Moses, Luisa & Gerhard RAND

Moses, Luisa & Gerhard RAND

Wolf RAND

Wolf RAND












visa signed by Sousa Mendes for Wolf RAND

visa signed by Sousa Mendes for
Wolf RAND




























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