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  • ‘Holocaust survivors have moral obligation to tell who rescued them’

    People who were saved from death during the Holocaust have a moral obligation to identify their rescuers, despite the trauma such recollections can cause, the founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation said on Tuesday. The comments comes amid an eleventh-hour effort by the New York-based non-profit organization to identify more heroes at a time [...]

  • German officer who helped ‘The Pianist’ honored as Righteous Among the Nations

    The German officer made famous in Roman Polanski’s 2002 film The Pianist for sheltering two Jews who escaped from the Nazis during the Holocaust has been posthumously recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial said Monday. Wilm Hosenfeld was drafted into the German Army shortly before the outbreak of World [...]

  • 94-year-old Holocaust survivor reconnects with family that saved her life

    Stanislawa Slawinska, the rescuer of businessman Yossi Maiman’s mother, is to be posthumously awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations following the intervention of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. A 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, the mother of the prominent Israeli businessman Yossi Maiman, has reconnected with the Polish family who saved her life and that [...]

  • Israel protests Poland’s new coalition

    Israel has expressed its concern to the Polish government over the inclusion of a far-right political party with anti-Semitic ideology in the government coalition, but stopped short of announcing an official boycott of the party’s leader who has been appointed the Polish education minister, the Foreign Ministry announced Friday. Israeli Ambassador to Poland David Peleg [...]

  • Dutch women named ‘Righteous Among Nations’

    Staring certain death straight in the face, the 18-year-old Dutch teen did not flinch. It was 1943 in Nazi-occupied Holland, with the Nazi deportation of Dutch Jews in full swing. In a rural farm in south-central of the country, Hilde van Straten-Duizer stood facing a group of German soldiers who were searching her mother’s home [...]

  • Sweden: Wallenberg was executed or died in Soviet gulag

    JERUSALEM (July 27) – A joint Swedish-Russian committee investigating the fate of Raoul Wallenberg for the past nine years has concluded that he was either executed by the Soviets, or made to disappear as a prisoner in a Soviet gulag, a Swedish diplomat told The Jerusalem Post yesterday. Stationed in Budapest as a Swedish diplomat [...]