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“Portugal and the Holocaust” Conference Held in Lisbon


The "Portugal and the Holocaust" conference is being held on 29-30 October 2012 at the Calouste Gulbenkian's Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal.

The conference's goal is to increase the body of academic knowledge, promote an understanding of the Holocaust and Portugal's role during that period, and to support Holocaust education in Portugal.

This conference brings together leading American, Portuguese, and other European specialists, scholars, and educators in the field.

More information, including the program and list of speakers, are available on the conference website in English and Portuguese.

There are also a number of public events taking place on 29 October for those not attending the conference.  These include:

  • 17:30 Opening of exhibit "The Holocaust Refugees and Portugal"
  • 18:30-19:00 - Music and Memory of the Holocaust - Nossa Senhora do Cabo Music School
  • 19:00-20:15 - "Witness Testimonies" Film/documentary - Esther Mucznik