Leah Rozenfeld Sills
Leah Rozenfeld Sills, learned as an adult that her father, Stefan Rozenfeld, as well as her grandparents, Abraham and Eugenia Rozenfeld, escaped Europe and survived the Holocaust due to the bravery of one man - Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese Diplomat. Mr. de Sousa Mendes defied orders from his government and issued more than 30,000 visas to people fleeing the Holocaust. Those people sought safety in Portugal and subsequently settled in countries around the world.
Leah Sills is a former librarian at the Riverdale Country School in Bronx, NY. She holds an M.S. Ed. from the College of New Rochelle and a B.A. from The University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Leah is a longtime resident of New Rochelle, New York. She is a board member of Sousa Mendes Foundation, participates in the Sills Family Foundation and is a community activist, serving on two local boards.