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  • Irena Sendler, 98; member of resistance saved lives of 2,500 Polish Jews

    Fate may have led Irena Sendler to the moment almost 70 years ago when she began to risk her life for the children of strangers. But for this humble Polish Catholic social worker, who was barely 30 when one of history’s most nightmarish chapters unfolded before her, the pivotal influence was something her parents had [...]

  • Rep. Lantos and Raoul Wallenberg

    Re ”Lantos says he won’t run in fall,” Jan. 3 It is symbolic that Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Burlingame) announced his illness and his stepping-down in the same month that we commemorate the day that Raoul Wallenberg — the man who saved Lantos and his wife more than 60 years ago — was taken by the [...]

  • A Swede’s challenge in Darfur

    I commend the diplomatic effort of Swedish U.N. envoy to Darfur Jan Eliasson, who faces the difficult challenge of putting an end to the genocide and conflict in Darfur and bringing the warring parties together in a peace settlement. It is impressive to see that Eliasson is carrying on the tradition of Swedish diplomacy as [...]

  • Eichmann’s passport bearing alias discovered in Argentina

    The well-preserved document adds a key artifact to the historical record on the engineer of the Holocaust. BUENOS AIRES — In the passport photo he is a balding figure with round spectacles, his bow tie slightly askew, his expression sober, tinged with a trace of irritation, as if this whole exercise was below one’s dignity. [...]