During the 2nd World War Portugal was under the dictatorship of António Oliveira Salazar and remained neutral during the conflict. Between 1932 and 1945 the country, particularly Lisbon received thousands of refugees looking to escape the war and the nazi persecution, waiting for a visa to departure Europe.
During those years Lisbon became the „waiting room“ or the „sad paradise“ for the refugees but was also one the many stages for the espionage. Spies of different nationalities, british, german, americans roamed the city and its surroundings under the survaillance of the Portuguese political police.
Come with us and discover the city of Lisbon of the late 1930s and 1940s.