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Oral history interview with Carlos Mendes

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.574 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0574

Carlos Mendes describes his memories of his father's work and the family's life in the foreign service; the events in 1940 that resulted in thousands of visas given to French refugees in defiance of the Portuguese government's policy; the reasons for and consequences of his father's actions, and the loss of his job and status; his pride in his father's work; his own service in the British Army; and the posthumous honors his father received.


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Interviewee
Carlos Mendes
Interviewer
Lani Silver
Eric Saul
Date
interview:  1996 September 10
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:35:36
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