This Day in Jewish History 1954: Portuguese Diplomat Disgraced for Saving Refugees From Nazis Dies

Aristides de Sousa Mendes prayed for guidance, heard a voice, and to the dismay of Lisbon, opened Portugal's door to Jews, for which he was fired and disgraced.

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On April 3, 1954, former Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes died, aged 68. Fourteen years earlier, he had been recalled from his posting in France and dismissed from the foreign service after...