Portugal Honors a Diplomat Who Saved Jews From the Nazis

Aristides de Sousa Mendes provided Jews and others in Nazi-occupied France with visas allowing them to flee the country, actions that brought him severe reprisals during his lifetime.

Eighty years after he helped save thousands of Jews from Nazi persecution by defying the orders of his own Portuguese government, a diplomat who provided them with visas to leave Nazi-occupied France will be honored in the national Pantheon in Lisbon.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/world/europe/portugal-honors-diplomat-nazis.html

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