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Portugal

Portuguese government moves forward with Holocaust remembrance programme

The Portuguese government has created a working group to create a programme for the promotion of the memory of the Holocaust.

Portugal declares official commemoration day for inquisition of Jews

The Portuguese Parliament has approved the passage of a law to officially commemorate the inquisition of Jews in the country on 31 March every year.

Portuguese politician apologises for slamming Sousa Mendes who saved Jews during the Holocaust

A Portuguese politician apologised for calling a Holocaust-era rescuer of Jews their “loan shark.”

Portuguese town gets country’s first eruv

For the first time in more than half a millennium, an eruv has been constructed in Portugal for the small Jewish community that still lives in the historic town of Belmonte.

José Oulman Carp elected as President of the Jewish Community of Lisbon

José Oulman Carp has been elected as the new President of the Jewish Community of Lisbon (CIL).

Portugal OKs 10,000 citizenship requests from descendants of Sephardi Jews

Portugal has approved about a third of approximately 33,000 applications for citizenship under its 2015 law for descendants of Sephardi Jews, according to official data.

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