An exhibit honouring Aristides Sousa Mendes, Portugal’s anti-Holocaust consul in the French city of Bordeaux during WWII, opened this week in New York.Featuring Sousa Mendes’ actions in helping thousands of Jews obtain visas to flee advancing German forces, despite opposition from Lisbon, the exhibit at Nassau County’s Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Centre will run through until 26 March.Organiser João Crisóstomo, of the Sousa Mendes Foundation, told Lusa News Agency there were plans to take the exhibit to other US and European cities.Sebastian Mendes, a grandson of the consul, who was stripped of his diplomatic credentials by the then authoritarian Portuguese regime for his actions in 1940, will attend the opening, along with some Holocaust survivors who escaped thanks to Sousa Mendes.Jewish organisations consider that the consul helped save the lives of some 30,000 people.Israel’s Yad Vashem has declared Sousa Mendes as “Righteous Among the Nations”.