Visas to Freedom: Aristides de Sousa Mendes and the Refugees of World War II

OPENING JANUARY 22: This exhibit celebrates the courageous actions of Holocaust rescuer Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul General stationed in Bordeaux, France in 1940, who defied government orders and issued life-saving transit visas to thousands of Jews and other refugees seeking to escape German-occupied Europe through Portugal.


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The Museum is made up of hundreds of panels and artifacts.  Our award-winning audio guide allows visitors to delve deeply into a wide variety of educational content.  As a service to our visitors, we are making this content available on our website as well.

S. Mark Taper Foundation Atrium

Room 1: The World That Was

Room 2: Rise of Nazism

Room 3: Onset of War, Ghettoization, Extermination

Room 4: Deportation & Extermination 

Room 5: Labor/Concentration/Death Camps

Room 6: World Response, Resistance, Rescue

Room 7: Life After Liberation

Room 8: Survivor Presentation/Temporary Exhibit Room

Room 9: The Tree of Testimony

Holocaust Monument & Martyrs Memorial

Goldrich Family Foundation Children's Memoriall