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The actions of three Portuguese diplomats in World War II

The actions of three Portuguese diplomats in World War II

Going against the orders of the Portuguese government or stretching the strict selection criteria imposed regarding visas, the Portuguese diplomats recalled in this exhibition acted according to the dictates of their conscience and the generosity of their...
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Foreword

Foreword

Foreword Jaime Gama Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs September 2000 At a public ceremony the Portuguese Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, acknowledged and confirmed the rehabilitation of the memory of Aristides de...
Introduction

Introduction

Introduction Manuel Côrte-Real President of the Diplomatic Institute September 2000 We are gradually finding out about the actions of Portuguese diplomats placed in European countries during World War II who took steps to save the lives of ...
A Short Archival Note

A Short Archival Note

A Short Archival Note Maria Isabel Fevereiro Director, Diplomatic Historical Archives September 2000 The researching community is well aware of the documentary wealth deposited in the Arquivo Histórico-Diplomático (Diplomatic Historical A...
Politics and Morals

Politics and Morals

Politics and Morals Manuela Franco Lisbon, July 19th, 2000 The reunification of Germany and the end of the Soviet Union enabled the Allies to bring closure to a number of issues that the Cold War had left unresolved. Since the fall of the...
Aristides de Sousa Mendes

Aristides de Sousa Mendes

The Portuguese Consul credited with saving thousands of lives in World War II Manuela Franco Sixty years to this month of November, Aristides Sousa Mendes stood condemned to one year's suspension on half pay followed by compulsory retirement...

Sources and Bibliography

Monographs Articles and other works

Aristides de Sousa Mendes

Reasons of humanity do not distinguish race or nationality
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Diplomatic Curriculum

Diplomatic Curriculum

Sousa Mendes, Aristides de (Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches): Born 19 July 1885; degree in law; following competition, appointed consul (2nd class), 12 May 1910 in Demerara; in Galicia, 19 July 1911; at the Ministry on 24 August of...

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 1945 November: Aristides de Sousa Mendes presents a claim before the National Assembly against his sentence for not having obeyed instructions which he considers unconstitutional as such instructions involved violation of freedom and...

Sampaio Garrido e Teixeira Branquinho

The lives of refugees whose situation is becoming increasingly tormented depends on your good will and decisive influence. Sampaio Garrido
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Diplomatic Curriculum

Diplomatic Curriculum

Sampaio Garrido, Carlos de Almeida Afonseca de: (Carlos de Almeida Afonseca de Sampaio Garrido): Born 5 April 1883, Graduated in Economics and Finance, legation aide on 24 December 1901; with the Directorate General of Commercial and Consular Affairs,...

Refugees

Every Jews carries within his soul a Messianic belief, a dream, an ambition made of hope and illusions César dos Santos
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Credits

Credits