Van Dam

VAN DAM, Julia Regina née SMETTE (Visa # 1824 – age 37)
VAN DAM, Karel/Karrel (Visa # 1825 – age 44)
VAN DAM, Lodewyck (Visa # 1689 – age 53)
VAN DAM, Rebecca (Visa # 1826 – age 44)
VAN DAM, Sientje Anna (Visa # 1688 – age 45)

The above visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 15 and 17, 1940.

The VAN DAM family crossed into Portugal. Lodewijk and Sientje VAN DAM sailed from Lisbon to New York on the vessel Nea Hellas in August 1940. Karel, Julia and Rebecca VAN DAM sailed from Lisbon to New York on the Nea Hellas in October 1940.

Julia VAN DAM

Julia VAN DAM

Karel VAN DAM

Karel VAN DAM












Photos courtesy of the Felix Archives in Antwerp.