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Thursday, October 8, 2015

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Sousa Mendes Playground


Representatives from Associação Cultural 25 de Abril, Leo Baeck Day School, The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and elected officials came together last weekend to unveil the newly designed Sousa Mendes Playground and plaque. Sousa Mendes was a World War II diplomat and humanitarian who issued visas, enabling thousands to escape the Nazi invasion of France in June 1940.  Seen here, from left, is MPP Jonah Schein, MP Andrew Cash, Toronto councillor Joe Mihevc, Ligia Nobrega, president of Associação Cultural 25 de Abril, Toronto councillor Ana Bailao, Toronto councillor James Pasternak.

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