The Importance of Memory

 


Photo by João Pedro Marnoto

All it took was an Internet search session — Googling his name and the name of his maternal grandmother in 2012 — for Lee Sterling to re-connect with his past. What he found provided both personal and historical context to some of his earliest childhood memories as he unearthed details of how his family escaped from the Nazis in the early days of World War II. Click here to read the rest of the story.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – 7:00 PM
    Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story
    Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
    Harkins Camelview 5
    7001 E. Highland Ave., Scottsdale, AZ
    Q&A with Dr. Steven Carol, son of Sousa Mendes visa recipients
    Admission $11.00


    Steven Carol

     

  • Sunday, February 16, 2014 – 1:00 PM
    Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story
    San Diego Jewish Film Festival
    Reading Cinemas Town Square 14
    4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA
    Q&A with Lee Sterling, Sousa Mendes visa recipient
    Admission $15.75


    Lee Sterling

 

  • Sunday, February 16, 2014 – 7:00 PM
    Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story
    Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
    Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18
    16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr., Peoria, AZ
    Q&A with Rabbi Arthur Abrams
    Admission $11.00


    Rabbi Arthur Abrams

     

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – 7:00 PM
    Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story
    Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
    Harkins Chandler Crossroads 12
    2980 E. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ
    Q&A with Rabbi Kenneth Leitner
    Admission $11.00

    Rabbi Kenneth Leitner

     

  • Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 7:00 PM
    Seminar and Dinner: Save A Life, Save A World
    Including US Premiere of the short documentary film
    I Am Alive Thanks to Aristides de Sousa Mendes

    Portuguese Club of Long Branch

    191 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ
    Special guests include Louis-Philippe Mendes, grandson of Sousa Mendes; Dr. Pedro Oliveira, Consul General of Portugal in Newark, João Crisóstomo, Sousa Mendes Foundation Advisory Council; and Joan Halperin, daughter of Sousa Mendes visa recipients
    Admission $40, reservations required by February 20
    Call 732-870-0608

 


    Louis-Philippe Mendes

 

  • Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 7:30 PM
    Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story
    Schenectady Jewish Community Center

    2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY
    Q&A with Harry Oesterreicher, son and grandson of Sousa Mendes visa recipients
    Admission free and open to the public


    Harry Oesterreicher

 

For information on hosting a film screening, please contact us at info@sousamendesfoundation.org.

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