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About Gérald Sousa Mendes

Gerald Sousa Mendes is the grandson of Aristides de Sousa Mendes. His father was Luis-Filipe Mendes, one of the youngest children of Aristides and Angelina. Gerald was born in Niagara Falls, raised in Montreal, and lives in Paris. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Sousa Mendes Foundation.

Articles by Gérald Sousa Mendes

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“Life is filled with opportunities for individuals to make a difference”

Aristides de Sousa Mendes saved 30,000 people during World War II, 12,000 of whom were Jews facing certain death. As Europe faces another refugee crisis, his grandson argues that Sousa Mendes' courage and compassion is needed now more than ever.

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