Please join us at a special event honoring the memory of this heroic righteous Gentile
Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a Portuguese diplomat stationed in France during the Second World War. In June of 1940, he defied his own government by issuing Portuguese visas to 30,000 refugees seeking to escape the Nazi terror, 12,000 of whom were Jews.
Come learn about his heroic deeds. There will be an unveiling of a street sign bearing his name and a movie of his life. The dedication will include remarks by Sheila Abranches, grand-daughter of Sousa Mendes, and Portuguese and Israeli diplomats.
Following the dedication, the film “Disobedience” will be screened. Click here to view the trailer to view the trailer.
Free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served.