January 26-February 26, 2017 Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline Street, Houston
Refugees at the soup kitchen in Lisbon financed by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1940
The American Jewish Committee and the Holocaust Museum Houston are jointly sponsoring a commemoration of Aristides de Sousa Mendes in conjunction with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Louis-Philippe Mendes, grandson of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, will speak. All events will be held at the Holocaust Museum Houston.
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Screening of Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story at the Holocaust Museum Houston. Free and open to the public.
Friday, January 27, 2017, 10 a.m.
Ceremony “Remembering Aristides de Sousa Mendes” with Houston Diplomatic Consular Corps and remarks by Louis-Philippe Mendes. Free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
January 26-February 26, 2017
In conjunction with the above events, the Sousa Mendes Foundation presents an exhibition of original artifacts, “Sousa Mendes and his Visas to Freedom.” On view will be passports with the original Sousa Mendes visas along with personal items of refugees rescued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes.