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MUMS teacher inspired by a Holocaust hero

MIDDLEBURY UNION MIDDLE School educator Denise Bérubé stands between Teresa de Sousa Mendes and Aristides de Sousa Mendes — who bears the same name as his grandfather, one of the unsung heroes of World War II. The elder Aristides de Sousa Mendes, as Portuguese consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, issued thousands of visas to Jewish refugees trying to escape Nazi persecution. Bérubé retraced the steps of those refugees during a recent trip to Europe. Photo courtesy of Denise Bérubé

Middlebury Union Middle School French teacher Denise Bérubé’s summer experience as an inquisitive tourist is about to pay nice educational dividends for her students.

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