Carvalho da Silva

Vice Consul for Portugal in Paris, France, 1943

In August 1943, Portuguese Vice Consul Silva personally intervened on behalf of 40 Portuguese Jews who were at the deportation center of Drancy, France. He convinced the Gestapo to free them and personally accompanied the group through the border crossing of France into Spain. He rescued a second group of about 100 Jews, and also accompanied them on their border crossing into Spain.