Jerusalem inaugurates square honouring Aristides de Souza Mendes

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion inaugurated a city square named in honour of Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who issued visas to approximately 10,000 Jews during the Shoah and was named a “Righteous among the nations” in 1966.

CIL decries “deafening silence” around reform of Sephardic nationality law

The Jewish Community of Lisbon (CIL) has criticised the Portuguese Ministry of Justice of "deafening silence" regarding reform of the Portuguese Nationality Regulation concerning the descendants of Sephardic Jews.

Portugal has granted Portuguese citizenship to 56,685 descendants of Sephardic Jews

Portugal has granted citizenship to 56,685 descendants of Sephardic Jews over the last seven years, according to data provided by the Ministry of Justice.

Portugal honors envoy who saved thousands from Nazis with National Pantheon tomb

Portugal paid official tribute to Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat who during World War II helped save thousands of people from Nazi persecution, by placing a tomb with his name in the country’s National Pantheon.

Portuguese city marking routes taken by Jews fleeing Inquisition

A town in Portugal will be the sponsor of a new initiative to mark the routes taken by 15th century Spanish and Portuguese Jews after they were expelled from those kingdoms.

Stamps celebrate the lives of Portuguese who saved Jews during the Holocaust

Consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes is among five Righteous among the Nations honoured in a series of commemorative stamps by the Portuguese post.

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