22 Apr. 1940

Official letter from the PVDE to the MNE noting that requests from Dutch Jews to enter Portugal have grown considerably, and requesting that bearing in mind the convulsions in Europe, and for the good of public service, consuls in Holland should be advised before requesting authorization to grant visas to scrutinize carefully if these were for Jews, so as to avoid the entry into Portugal of “individuals of that quality”.

(AHD – 2º P., A. 43, M. 49)
In documents: Aristides de Sousa Mendes