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Porto A Noite de Kipur Portuguese Judaica

Year: 1929
Decade: 1920s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)
Name: Artur Carlos de Barros Basto
Type: Author
Born In: December 18, 1887
Dates Active: March 8, 1961
Artist Information: Artur Carlos de Barros Basto (Hebrew: אברהם ישראל בן-ראש‎; Abraham Israel Ben-Rosh) was born December 18, 1887 in Amarante, Portugal, and died in Porto on March 8, 1961. He made a career in the military and as a writer, who published several works related to Judaism. He was an important Jewish leader and one of the people who established the Jewish Community in Porto and assisted the construction of the Kadoorie Synagogue, the biggest Synagogue in Iberian Peninsula. Furthermore, he helped the return of Crypto-Jews to the Jewish people and, during World War II, helped Jewish refugees escape the Holocaust.