Sessler/Szeszler

SESSLER, André Bernard (Visa # 2407 – age 42)
SZESZLER, Leopold (Visa # 2406 – age 49)

The above visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 20, 1940.

The SZESZLER (or SESSLER) brothers crossed into Portugal and sailed from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro on the vessel Serpa Pinto in August 1940. Leopold SZESZLER was a prominent journalist based in Paris and known under the name Leo POLDÈS. He became a permanent resident of Brazil in 1941, but returned to Paris after the war.

André SESSLER

André SESSLER

Leopold SZESZLER

Leopold SZESZLER