Visa application for Michaela Syngalowski and her family, trying t i to t leave l Nazioccupied France
Why have you picked it? “The visa applications revealed a story of Michaela’s persistence, applying again and again for safe passage for her family to various countries and ultimately a miraculous story of escape and survival.
“We found a number of visa applications for Michaela and her family trying to go to the United States, to Mexico and Switzerland.
“The date of the refusal of the final application to Switzerland (19 November 1942) revealed just how close the family came to being rounded up by the Nazis.”
Where did you find it? Archives Nationales, Paris ( www.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr)