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Old 28.03.2008, 15:22   #1
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Hi!

In these more than troubled times I thought that it would be more than fair talking to you about a great man, Aristides de Sousa Mendes (1885-1954).

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Old 29.03.2008, 06:09   #2
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Indeed Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a great man , also not afraid to do what he felt was the right thing to do .
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There are a few points that I would like to emphasize:

1.- What he did wasn't the fruit of an impulse: he took two days thinking before acting. And when he decided he knew very well that he was disobeying to the dictator's express instructions, which would cost him (in the best forecast) his career. And the man had 14 children...

2.- Granting about 30000 (yes, thirty thousand) visas, of which 12000 to jews, within about ten days means that during this period he didn't have time for sleeping let alone eating...

3.- It's fantastic that even after the chute of the fascist regimen in my country (25th april 1974) I've heard about him about a dozen times if it reached a dozen...

Aristides was a real hero, and died poor on the 3rd April 1954! It's not only for the jews to remember him! It's a debt of human kind before him!
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