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HONORING THE RIGHTEOUS: In Portugal, a Home for a Hero


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Cal
- 448 days ago - globalpost.com
Campaigners are seeking a fitting memorial to a diplomat who saved 30,000 from the Holocaust.



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Carol H. (229)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:25 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Winn Adams (192)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:56 am
Noted
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday July 1, 2013, 6:01 am
Thanks.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:51 am
Incredible man, another slice of Holocaust history not widly known-thanks.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Monday July 1, 2013, 10:48 am
This courageous wonderful man should've been honored long ago....instead he was stripped of his status,ridiculed and fired---not forgetting he died penniless. Thanks Cal 4 posting this!
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:09 am
A true hero.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Monday July 1, 2013, 1:22 pm
WOW, 30,000 single-handed ... died in poverty and shame ... never once regretted what was done in love. Truly a hero in the real sense, selfless in the cause of freedom, justice and needs greater than his own. Love, unconditional as this was, IS the answer; hate the stumbling block to progress.

History will show how wrong this is (Fall of the Roman Empire comes to mind).
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday July 1, 2013, 1:56 pm
About da** time, isn't it? I hope that Julian Assange, John Kiriakou, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden will be content with a monument 80 years after the fact since it looks like that's the only positive recognition they are going to get.
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Monday July 1, 2013, 2:45 pm
so true, Joanne.
Love, Peace and Understanding
 

Debra Tate (17)
Monday July 1, 2013, 2:47 pm
HE was a great man! Noted and Thanks!
 

Cristina S. (338)
Monday July 1, 2013, 3:16 pm
Thank you, Cal, for posting it.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday July 1, 2013, 3:41 pm
Thanks.
 

june t. (65)
Monday July 1, 2013, 3:43 pm
Thanks for bringing us his story, Cal. I've never heard of him, yet he is a hero. if only he knew how much he was appreciated.
 

Sheila S. (64)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:09 pm
'Although he spent much of his later life struggling for justice for his family, Sousa Mendes never expressed regret for his act of defiance.

"I could not have acted otherwise," he once said. "Therefore I accept everything that has befallen me with love.'

 

. (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:53 pm
Great article, Cal. Thanks for sharing.
 

Stan B. (124)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:35 pm
If ever a man deserved recognition for his bravery and sacrifice it's Aristides Sousa Mendes.
What a pity it didn't happen in his lifetime.
 

caroline schnettler (80)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:14 am
Thanks for this article, I have never heard of him :-(
He was a true hero
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:44 am
Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to find out about this unknown or little known hero. He certainly suffered as much as conceivable for his good deeds & his commitment to humanity. What a tragedy that none of those he saved from the Nazis found out about the punishment he was dealt & his dire predicament, so as to be able to help him out of the misery he ended his life in.
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:16 am
Sousa Mendes name should be MORE well known then the likes of the ones who murdered millions. Unfortunate it is always the villians who are most remembered and the good and brave hearted, forgotten by most. I thank you for posting this so we can become more aware of this persons name. I'm glad to see a group of people are in the making of his having a better memorial.

Another not widely known individuals are below, it might be nice to drop over and see their heroic deeds too.

Capt. Pilecki volunteered for Auschiwtz in 1940. His mission was to allow himself to be arrested and to collect intelligence for the Polish resistance in the country and the government-in-exile in London, and to organize the resistance from inside the camp.
The Man Who Volunteered for Auschiwtz

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Petition Holocaust Memorial in United States to Hold a Permanent Collection of Captain Pilecki

 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:24 pm
Agreed Dandelion! Signed petition as well.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:34 am
Thanks. Good article.
 
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