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During the Second World War, the capital of neutral Portugal, with its large overseas port, developed into the most important transit point for refugees from National Socialism for several years. Between 1940 and 1944, Lisbon constituted a life-saving portal for approximately 100, 000 refugees, several tens of thousands of whom were Jews, for crossing primarily to the New World, after they had previously wandered through several European countries.


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Schröttner, Bea, “Lisbon”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0451>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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