29 maio 2006
Está prevista a constituição dos Amigos de Angelina e Aristides de Sousa Mendes a 17-Junho-2006 em Cabanas de Viriato
Este dia é o aniversário do Dia da Consciência de 17-Junho-2007 quando o Cônsul de Portugal em Bordéus decidiu seguir os dictamens da sua consciência e iniciou a maratona de concessão de vistos que permitiram a entrada em Portugal de mais de 30.000 refugiados.
Em Memória de Aristides de Sousa Mendes
TO OUR FRIENDS:
Sousa Mendes museum project is moving ahead, with our help !
In 2005, the Foundation Aristides de Sousa Mendes achieved some important milestones and more are expected in 2006, with the help of all who wish to honour the heroic actions of Aristides e Angelina de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux in 1940.
Ø The Sousa Mendes family mansion in Cabanas de Viriato, Carregal do Sal was classified as a Portuguese National Monument on 3-February-2005. It is owned by the Foundation which has plans to restore and transform it into a museum and center for the study of tolerance as tangible evidence of heritage for a Culture of Peace
Ø UNESCO honoured Aristides de Sousa Mendes as part of its 60th anniversary whose theme was Peace among Peoples, Dialog among Civilizations and Respect for Cultural Diversity with two concerts in Paris, on 11-May and 10-November 2005, part of the proceeds being donated to the Foundation
Ø On 19-July-2005, the Foundation signed a Protocol with the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs under which it is to receive annual support for the development of the Museum and of a Center for the Study of Human Rights.
Ø Aristides de Sousa Mendes was honoured by PALCUS Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States, in Newark, New Jersey on 12-November-2005.
Ø The General Directorate for National Monuments (DGEMN) is elaborating a preliminary study for the restoration of the Sousa Mendes house and the creation of the museum
The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York has established an exhibit regarding the Act of Conscience of Aristides de Sousa Mendes with the Book of Consular Visas from the Portuguese Consulate in Bordeaux of 1940 on temporary loan from the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The year of 2006 is important for the development of the museum project and the necessary fund raising. The Sousa Mendes Foundation has a rich moral heritage in moral terms, but needs our material assistance to establish a fitting and living memorial of Aristides de Sousa Mendes and his exemplary and altruistic actions
Donations to the Foundation are exempt from income tax in Portugal under the Lei do Mecenato, and may be made by money transfer or check sent by mail, together with name, address and tax number for the respective receipt to:
Fundação Aristides de Sousa Mendes
Rua Augusto Rosa, 66, 2Dto
1100-059 Lisboa, PORTUGAL
Tel: (351) 218 879 090
Bank: Montepio Geral, Rua do Ouro, Lisboa
NIB 0036 0185 9910 0005 22121
IBAN: PT50 0036 0185 9910 0005 22121