SOLDINGER, Alfred (Visa # 1956 – age 26)
SOLDINGER, Augusta (Visa # 1957 – age 50)
SOLDINGER, Jacques (Visa # 1957 – age 60)

The above visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 17, 1940, after having been explicitly refused by Salazar, the Portuguese head of state. The SOLDINGER couple are listed together in the Visa Registry book on line # 1957.

The SOLDINGER family traveled from Portugal to Cuba, and then to Trinidad and British Guyana. In January 1941, Jacques sailed from Georgetown, British Guyana to Boston aboard the vessel Lady Hawkins. Alfred (Freddy) followed on the same ship in February, and Augusta sailed on the ship Acadia from St. Thomas to New York, arriving there in April 1941. Augusta LORIE, the sister of Jacques SOLDINGER, also received a visa from Aristides de Sousa Mendes and emigrated through Portugal.