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The Sousa Mendes Foundation is proud to present Aristides de Sousa Mendes: Hero of the Holocaust. This 36-page graphic novel by famed cartoonist José Ruy tells the gripping true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux, and his decision to defy the direct orders of his government in order to save the lives of thousands of refugees. This vividly illustrated, full-color book is sure to enlighten and inspire young readers, ages 10-15, with the lesson that one person can make a difference. The back section of the book includes photographs of the real people involved in the story — Sousa Mendes, his family, and many of those that he saved.

  • Softcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Sousa Mendes Foundation (March 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-194284556-0
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Author: José Ruy
  • Translator: Della Peretti
  • Special features: photographs, map, author bio

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