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Rossio Square

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Basic Information

Location 38°42′50″N 9°8′22″W
Country Portugal
City Lisbon

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.eurojewcong.org/portugal/1653-new-commemorative-monument-in-lisbons-main-square.html
Geographical Coordinates 38.71388,-9.13936


Summary

On April 22, 2008, a monument was inaugurated in Lisbon's main square, the Rossio, together with a Christian monument and a Wall Panel remembering the 'massacre'.

In memory of the thousands of Jews victims of intolerance and religious fanaticism assassinated on this square during the massacre initiated on the 19th of April 1506 is written inside the Star of David.

The event was attended by the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, the Mayor, various Municipal representatives, MP's, members of other confessions, Mario Soares, President of the 'Commission for religious freedom', Maria Barroso, President of the 'Aristides de Sousa Mendes Foundation' and many of our community members and the media. Also present was the author of the monument, Arq. Graça Bachmann.


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