Aljube out of Doors

08 March 2019

Lives in the Resistance

With Maria José Ribeiro and students from Manuel Laranjeira School in Espinho

– “How it was, when you met your father, whom you did not know, when you waited for him, coming from the  Concentration Camp of Tarrafal, sixteen years later?”

– “As if we had seen the previous day, with a big hug.(…)”

Maria José answered a student who questioned her.

-“After the life you told us, so exciting, what can you recommend us today?”

-“Let your eyes and heart be wide open to what is going on around you. And always develop your critical spirit to look at the world, always think for your head.(…)”

Answered Maria José in her sweet and firm voice.

It was like this, today, in Manuel Laranjeira, with a dialogue made of conviction – from whom asked and whom answered, after hearing about the long and fertile life story of Maria José Ribeiro. In Espinho, this was a full and radiant Woman’s Day – even when they were men who spoke.

Photos: © Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom


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