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  • Bad winds are blowing from Scandinavia

    A few weeks ago, we learned that Norway’s Royal House and Government have launched a one-year long celebration to commemorate the 150th birthday of their national writer and Nobel laureate, Knut Hamsun. Understandable if it weren’t for the fact that Hamsun was a rabious Nazi supporter, a traitor of his own corageous countrymen who fought [...]

  • Portugal Honors Diplomat Who Saved Jews

    Indeed, ”this is a gratifying day”, as proclaimed by the Portuguese Parliament Speaker. Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a great hero, who granted life-saving visas to Jews during the Holocaust, against explicit orders from his own government. He belongs to the breed of saviors led by the Swedish diplomat – Raoul Wallenberg. The International Raoul [...]

  • Jose Ramos-Horta

    The recent assassination attempt against President Jose Ramos-Horta is a attempt to kill moderation. Mr. Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate and distinguished member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is a world figure who has dedicated his life to combatting injustice and furthering peace. We, his fellow members, at the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, [...]

  • U. of C. math professor urged creativity in learning

    Professor Izaak Wirszup (Z’l) was a world revered mathematician who never forgot his roots. He made a paramount contribution to the teaching of mathematics but he never neglected the exercise of preserving his memories as a Holocaust survivor. Professor Wirszup had lost his wife and son during the Holocaust but he managed to turn his [...]

  • 75 Years Since Hitler Rose to Power

    75 years after Hitler’s access to power, the world is still a suitable scenario for a dreaded comeback. Hitler’s wannabes are voicing their ideologies without a hint of shame. Ahmedinajad is a clear representative of that group. The UN and Germany have set a Holocaust Day of Remembrance. This is a blessed initiative, but not [...]

  • Thousands Mourn Holocaust Victims

    OSWIECIM, Poland — The Jewish prayer for the dead echoed across the wooden barracks and barbed wire fences of the former Auschwitz death camp on Monday, as thousands gathered to mourn the victims of the Holocaust. In Israel, a two-minute siren sounded at 10 a.m., bringing pedestrians to a halt on busy streets and causing [...]