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The Portuguese Schindler: The Life and Legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes
16 December 2021 8:00 pm
Spies, Lies and Secret Missions: The Unsung Jewish Heroes of World War Two
Starting in late October, Jewish Renaissance and Lyons Learning Project in association with Insiders/Outsiders are hosting a series of online events exploring the hugely significant and often surprising ways in which Jews – many of them former refugees from Nazism interned by the British in 1940 – contributed to the Allied war effort.
All the events will start at 8pm
On 16 December, there will be a long overdue event to honour Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Based in Bordeaux, he defied the orders of Portuguese dictator Salazar to issue over 30,000 visas to refugees attempting to escape Nazi-occupied Europe – in historian Yehuda Bauer’s words, “perhaps the largest rescue action by a single individual during the Holocaust.”
Image: Aristides and Angelina de Sousa Mendes with their first six children, 1917
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