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April 2018
$5

Presentation in Wynnewood, PA: “Two Righteous Gentiles: Sousa Mendes and Sugihara”

April 22, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Line Reform Temple,
410 Montgomery Ave
Wynnewood, PA 19096 United States
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Monique Krohn

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia presents a program on the Holocaust rescuers Aristides de Sousa Mendes and Chiune Sugihara.  Monique Rubens Krohn, Board Member of the Sousa Mendes Foundation, will speak about Sousa Mendes.  Open to the public.  $5 for non-members.

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Film screening in Aventura, FL

April 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aventura Public Library,
2930 Aventura Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33180 United States
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The Miami-Dade Public Library System presents Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story.  Screening will be followed by Q&A led by Robert Jacobvitz, Chair of the Advisory Council, Sousa Mendes Foundation.. This program is co-sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami and the Sousa Mendes Foundation.

 

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May 2018

Exhibition in Portugal: To Life! The Living Legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes

May 1, 2018 - May 24, 2018
O Museu Municipal Manuel Soares de Albergaria,
32 rua Alexandre Braga
Carregal do Sal, 3430-007 Portugal
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Refugees in Curia

The Sousa Mendes Foundation presents “To Life!  The Living Legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes” — an exhibition of original artifacts in the Municipal Museum of Carregal do Sal, Portugal.  This exhibition will include original photographs, passports, visas, documents, and letters, as well as toys carried by child refugees on their escape from Nazi-occupied Europe in 1940.  It gives a rich flavor for the time, and highlights the crucial role of Aristides de Sousa Mendes in the survival of thousands of innocent victims.  The exhibition highlights the friendships that developed between the arriving refugees and the Portuguese people who welcomed them with open arms.

Photo:  Refugees in Curia, 1940. L-R: Frederic SEGALL, William PICK (later PETERS), unknown, Eva STADLER, Edith STADLER, unknown, Jana HAHN, Charlotte BENBASSAT, Marco BENBASSAT, Milada PICK (later PETERS), all rescued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

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June 2018
free but registration required

Free film screening and reception in Washington, DC

June 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Avalon Theatre,
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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The Portuguese Embassy in Washington, DC is hosting a free film screening at the historic Avalon Theatre of Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes StoryReception begins at 6:30, with the screening at 7:30.  After the film, stay for discussion and Q&A with Olivia Mattis, President of the Sousa Mendes Foundation.  The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

July 2018
free but registration required

Exhibition in New Bedford, MA

July 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - July 15, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
New Bedford Whaling Museum,
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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The New Bedford Whaling Museum, in partnership with the Portuguese Consulate of New Bedford, MA, presents the exhibition, “These are my people!” —  The Story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes.  This 20-panel exhibition tells the gripping true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes and the refugees he saved.

Also on view will be original artifacts such as passports with Sousa Mendes visas, toys carried by child refugees, and other items on loan from the Sousa Mendes Foundation and individual visa recipient families.

The exhibition opening will include a screening of the short documentary film With God Against Man directed by Semyon Pinkhasov.  The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

Following the free June 13th opening, the exhibition will remain on view until mid-July.  Regular museum admission rates apply.

 

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December 2018

Escape to Life: exhibit and artist talk in New Rochelle, NY

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chez Sills,
125 Oxford Road
New Rochelle, NY United States
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Journey Maps 1940

Leah Rozenfeld Sills, Vice-President of the Sousa Mendes Foundation, invites you to

Escape to Life, an exhibit and artist talk with:

Gaia Starr, ceramic artist and author of

Journey Maps 1940, a ceramic novel

and

Joan Arnay Halperin, author of

My Sister’s Eyes:  A Family Chronicle of Rescue and Loss During World War II

A benefit for the Sousa Mendes Foundation

Artist talks at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Coffee and kosher desserts!

Donations (of any amount) can be made at:

www.crowdrise.com/visastofreedom

Or by check or cash in person.

Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Questions?  Call (877) 797-9759 or email:  olivia@sousamendesfoundation.org

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Film screening in Key West, Florida

December 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Congregation B’nai Zion,
750 United St.
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Congregation B’nai Zion 2018-19 Film Series, M3M presents Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story. Q&A will be led by Robert Jacobvitz, longtime activist in the Sousa Mendes cause and the Chair of the Sousa Mendes Foundation’s Advisory Council.  Refreshments will be served.  

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January 2019
$5

Film screening in Tucson, Arizona

January 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Desertview Preforming Arts Center,
39900 S. Clubhouse Dr 85739 United States
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Peter Barrett

The Tucson Jewish Film Festival presents Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story.  A post-screening discussion will be led by Peter Barrett, whose Austrian-Jewish grandparents received lifesaving visas in 1940 from Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

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Film screening in Coral Gables, Florida

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
University of Miami Bill Cosford Cinema,
5030 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL United States
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The University of Miami presents a screening of Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  A post-screening discussion will be led by Robert Jacobvitz, Chair of the Sousa Mendes Foundation’s Advisory Council.  Refreshments will be served.

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March 2019

A celebration of Sugihara and Sousa Mendes

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Home of Eric and Leah Sills,
125 Oxford Road
New Rochelle, NY United States
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Sugihara and ASM

Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, the leading world authority on the Righteous Diplomats, will speak in an intimate wine-and-cheese gathering to which you are invited!  Dr. Paldiel is the former director of the Righteous Among the Nations department at Yad Vashem and will speak about Chiune SugiharaAristides de Sousa MendesGeorg Duckwitz and other heroes.  

Also speaking will be Armand Lerner, a Sousa Mendes visa recipient, and Chaim Jaskoll, whose family was saved by Sugihara. On view during this special event will be the ceramic novel “Journey Maps 1940” by Gaia Starr, depicting her family’s exodus from Nazi-occupied Europe with the help of Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

This is a very special event that you won’t want to miss!  If you plan to come, kindly RSVP to info@sousamendesfoundation.org. Or give us a call at (877) 797-9759.

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