Our Mission:

The Sousa Mendes Foundation, dedicated to honoring the memory of Aristides de Sousa Mendes and to educating the world about his good work, has a two-fold mission: raising funds for the restoration of the Casa do Passal and the creation within its walls of a museum and memorial site; and sponsoring US-based projects that perpetuate his legacy

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Issues of Today
  • How to Help in a Global Refugee Crisis

    Nearly 60 million people around the world were displaced from their homes because of war, conflict or persecution last year, a level not seen since World War II. And Syrian people accounted for roughly 11 million of them.

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  • MORAL COURAGE PROJECT

    I Grew Up Denying The Holocaust, Then I Led A Trip To Auschwitz

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Events
  • Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Holocaust Hero – Exhibition, film screenings and ceremony
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  • Gala Benefit Concert Event
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  • Lecture: Les rescapés de la valise verte et Aristides de Sousa Mendes
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News And Media
  • The Los Angeles Times

    'Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides' honors the Portuguese Oskar Schindler

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  • THE JEWISH JOURNAL OF GREATER LOS ANGELES

    Celebrating Aristides de Sousa Mendes, diplomat and Holocaust hero, who saved 10,000 Jews

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  • Exhibit

    "THESE ARE MY PEOPLE! -- THE STORY OF ARISTIDES DE SOUSA MENDES" is an exhibition appropriate for all ages.

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  • Film screening
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  • Speaker
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