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  • Acknowledging Bergson

    As a founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, I was very encouraged and challenged by Dr. Rafael Medoff’s two-part front-page essay ”The Bergson Group vs. the Holocaust – and Jewish Leaders vs. Bergson” (June 8 and 15). Dr. Medoff not only helped readers to understand the ”big picture” of Holocaust activism, but also underscored [...]

  • The Jews Of Portugal: Contemporary Sites And Events Aristides de Sousa Mendes: A Moral Model For The World

    The history of the Jews in Portugal, so imbued with the tragedy of the Inquisition (as outlined in the first article of this series), is especially unique if we consider that during the Holocaust, Portugal served as one of the main escape routes for Jews fleeing the Nazis. New Yorkers became familiar with that aspect [...]

  • Wallenberg Remembered

    Raoul Wallenberg, rescuer of approximately 100,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust, turns 94 on August 4. Whether he is still alive to celebrate his birthday remains a mystery. Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, arrived in Hungary in July 1944 as first secretary to the Swedish legation in Budapest, at the behest of the American War Refugee [...]