Slyper

SLYPER, Ezechiel (Visa # 2043 – age 59)
SLYPER, Herman Joseph (age 19)
SLYPER, Joseph (age 53)
SLYPER, Lea Rosa (age 22)
SLYPER, Rachel née ASSCHER (Visa # 2047 – age 61)
SLYPER, Rosa née GELEERD (age 45)

The numbered visas above were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 18, 1940. Sousa Mendes requested a visa for Joseph SLYPER in a telegram to Salazar, the Portuguese head of state.

The Slyper family, Dutch citizens, crossed into Portugal. Ezechiel and Rachel SLYPER crossed into Portugal and subsequently sailed on the Quanza from Lisbon to New York in August 1940.

Ezechiel SLYPER

Ezechiel SLYPER

Rachel SLYPER

Rachel SLYPER












Photos courtesy of the Felix Archives in Antwerp.
Telegram from Sousa Mendes on behalf of Slyper

Telegram from Sousa Mendes on behalf of SLYPER