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segunda-feira, março 29, 2010

Mediateca da Guarda transformada em Casa da Memória e Identidade

The old building City GuardWhere the last ten years ran a CDs will be adapted to new functions in the area of culture and Jewish history.
The Media Library, located at Praça Luís de Camões will have new functions related "with the memory of the Guard, including its memory attached to history and Jewish culture. The space will be transformed into the "House of Memory and Identity" Guard, said the official, adding that "the proposed redevelopment is nearing completion.

Speaking to news agency Lusa, Virgil Benedict, the House Muncipal Guard said that the funding, estimated at around 750 thousand euros, is provided by Community program that supports the application "A heritage of cities, a network of cities of Beira Interior"And that this time the municipality is to" define the content that a device of that nature must have ".

This may include a memorial dedicated to the Consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes (Portuguese consul in Bordeaux, between 17 and 19 June 1940, signed 30 thousand visas to save people from the Nazi holocaust, against the orders of the Government of Salazar, a situation that would lead to expulsion from the diplomatic service) project involves municipality and tourism hub of Serra da Estrela.

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