Chanan Tigay in Smithsonian Magazine: The Untold Story of the Portuguese Diplomat Who Saved Thousands From the Nazis

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 13:56


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Creative Writing Professor, Chanan Tigay, wrote an article for Smithsonian Magazine. The article is about Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat, who saved thousands from the Nazis upon their invasion of France, including a large number of Jewish people. The article also discusses Tigay’s own work in piecing together the life of Mendes after the invasion, along with meeting folks who were saved or their families were saved, due to Mendes’ diplomat position and his ability to issue visas to escaping refugees.
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