Linda Mendes is a masters student in art history at the University of Quebec in Montreal. She is a granddaughter of Aristides and Angelina de Sousa Mendes, and has spoken at Holocaust remembrance events in North America and in Europe. She has appeared in several films about her grandfather, including Semyon Pinkhasov’s With God Against Man and a television documentary produced by Radio Canada. In 2013 she participated in the Sousa Mendes Foundation’s “Journey on the Road to Freedom” tour through France, Spain and Portugal in the footsteps of Sousa Mendes and the refugees of 1940. She has a passion for history and research.