Holocaust Museum Houston presents Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story

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Holocaust Museum Houston presents <i>Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story</i>
Photo courtesy of Sousa Mendes Foundation

Holocaust Museum Houston will present a screening of Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story, followed by discussion with Louis-Philippe Mendes, Grandson of Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

In June 1940, millions of refugees fleeing advancing Nazi occupation of Paris sought visas from the neutral Consulate of Portugal in Bordeaux. Aristides de Sousa Mendes defied direct orders of the Portuguese government and issued visas to an estimated 30,000 refugees including around 10,000 Jews. This remarkable true story has been described by historians as "the largest rescue action by a single individual during the Holocaust."

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Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004


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Admission is free.