The project is focused on the proposal of a schematic design for a commemorative museum housed in the casa do passal, the former home of the diplomat aristides de sousa mendes, who saved many thousands of people during wwii. Ms franco discussed the life of aristides de sousa mendes, who served as portugal's consul-general in bordeaux, france, during the mid-twentieth century in 1966, yad vashem recognized aristides de sousa mendes as righteous among the nations for aiding in the safe escape of over 30,000 refugees during world war ii. Sousa mendes died penniless in 1954 not until 1988, thanks to external pressure and his children’s efforts, did his government grant him total rehabilitation on october 18, 1966, yad vashem recognized aristides de sousa mendes as righteous among the nations. Aristides de sousa mendes between june 16 and 23, 1940, he frantically issued portuguese visas free of charge, to over 30,000 refugees seeking to escape the nazi terror, 12,000 of whom were jews this people article is a stub.
This is a national tribute, the first major national tribute to aristides de sousa mendes, 8:05:13:10 b1 a tribute that for several years now in various parts of the world has been done to celebrate and highlight the courage of aristides de sousa mendes. A thanksgiving mass, honoring the good deeds of aristides de sousa mendes and luiz martins de sousa dantas, will take place on sunday, april 3rd, 2005, the anniversary of sousa mendes’ passing, at 1100 am at saint anthony church, located at 159 sullivan street, new york. Biografia “os homens são do tamanho dos valores que defendem aristides de sousa mendes foi, talvez por isso, um dos poucos heróis nacionais do século xx e o maior símbolo português saído da ii guerra mundial.
Aristides de sousa mendes chose his conscience over his orders his altruism should be an example for all those struggling to change a world that is once again failing to protect its citizens. Preserving the legacy of aristides de sousa mendes dr sylvain bromberger his family (father, mother, and two brothers, as well as himself) obtained the portuguese visas that saved their lives in bayonne thanks to aristides de sousa mendes, although they did not find out about him until long after his death. Aristides de sousa mendes do amaral e abranches was born on july 19th 1885 in cabanas de viriato near viseu son of maria angelina ribeiro de abranches and the judge josé de sousa mendes, he went to the university of coimbra in 1902 to study law, along with his twin brother césar, and he graduated in 1907, when he was 22 years-old. Aristides de sousa mendes was born on july 9, 1885, in the village of cabanas de viriato in the scenic northern province of beira alta, portugal he was the son of jose de sousa mendes, a well-to-do high court judge, and maria angelina de abranches.
Aristides de sousa mendes photograph: public domain further along the parade route, i meet agostinho nascimento, mayor of beijoz – the town next door. The story of aristides de sousa mendes has been the focus of a number of documentaries, as well as a full-length movie with god against man , documentary by semyon pinkhasov (us, 2014) i am alive thanks to aristides de sousa mendes , short documentary by priscilla fontoura (portugal, 2013. Aristides de sousa mendes was neither a superhero endowed with supernatural powers nor a saint capable of working miracles, but rather a man who loved others and who believed in humanity above all. The courage to defy aristides de sousa mendes, consul-general of portugal in bordeaux, france following the occupation of france in the summer of 1940, foreign consulates were faced with large numbers of jews, desperately trying to obtain visas in order to leave nazi dominated territories.
Twelve members of her paternal family were rescued by aristides de sousa mendes as they escaped from belgium in 1940 meanwhile, her maternal grandparents founded and led the jewish resistance there, while her mother was a hidden child. Genealogy profile for cesar de sousa mendes do amaral e abranches cesar de sousa mendes do amaral e abranches (1885 - 1955) - genealogy genealogy for cesar de sousa mendes do amaral e abranches (1885 - 1955) family tree on geni, with over 185 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Aristides de sousa mendes do amaral e abranches (july 19, 1885 – april 3, 1954) was a portuguese consul during world war ii as the portuguese consul-general in the french city of bordeaux, he defied the orders of antónio de oliveira salazar's estado novo regime, issuing visas and passports to an undetermined number of refugees fleeing nazi. The insubordinate consul the portuguese diplomat, aristides de sousa mendes, was his country’s consul general in bordeaux, france the german occupation prompted tens of thousands of refugees, including thousands of jews, to flee southward from the northern departéments in the hope of exiting france via the only remaining avenue of escape, the southern border into spain and portugal, and.
Aristides de sousa mendes was not predestined to be a hero he was a portuguese diplomat who served his country for 30 years however, mendes had a keen sense of right and wrong, coupled with solid christian values. As war broke out aristides de sousa mendes was a man with plenty to lose the nazi advance through france made bordeaux a powder keg its population ballooned as millions fled south in an exodus. In memory of aristides de sousa mendes aristides de sousa mendes was a portuguese diplomat stationed in bordeaux in the late 1930s who issued tens of thousands of visas to jewish families, in direct violation of anti-jewish laws instituted by portugal’s fascist government at the time.
The sousa mendes foundation has launched a major initiative to videotape holocaust refugees, now in their 80s and 90s, who escaped nazi-occupied europe through portugal with the help of aristides de sousa mendes, the portuguese consul-general in bordeaux. The film, disobedience: the sousa mendes story, will inaugurate the mayim jewish film series of the jcc on the hudson white plains (ny), on october 10, at 7:30pm, whose theme this year is tales of holocaust rescue the film, directed by joel santoni and starring bernard lecoq as aristides de sousa. Aristides de sousa mendes was the portuguese consul in bordeaux when the germans invaded france in 1940 as paris was taken, thousands of people, not only french, but also belgian, etc, refugees living there flocked to bordeaux.