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terça-feira, dezembro 04, 2012

Diplomat who saved lives recognized

Diplomat who saved Jews gains recognition

Olivia Mattis of Greenlawn is a co-founder of
Photo credit: Heather Walsh | Olivia Mattis of Greenlawn is a co-founder of the Sousa Mendes foundation. (Nov. 26, 2012)
As a girl growing up in Scarsdale, Olivia Mattis heard her grandmother speak often and with passion about how a Portuguese diplomat saved their family after Hitler invaded Belgium in 1940.
Mattis' father, Daniel, was 7 years old when he and his parents, Joseph and Lucie Matuzewitz, and his 17-year-old sister, Blanche, narrowly escaped the bombing of Brussels as German troops advanced. Daniel's...
Read more in http://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/retirement/diplomat-who-saved-jews-gains-recognition-1.4275375
Source:  Newsday 

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