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  • John Paul Abranches – hero envoy’s son – dies

    John Paul Abranches, who successfully spurred Portugal to recognize the heroics of his Portuguese diplomat father, who saved 30,000 people during World War II, died on Feb. 5 in Antioch of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 78. A resident of the Bay Area for 50 years, Mr. Abranches was a tireless advocate for the [...]

  • Wallenberg and Lantos

    Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who was abducted by the Soviets 63 years ago, has given us the gift of 100,000 lives. Each life is a whole world, but today we should focus on the remarkable life of Congressman Tom Lantos, who passed away a few days ago. Lantos, a Holocaust survivor, was one of [...]

  • Calif. Rep. Lantos says he has cancer, won’t seek re-election

    Congressman Lantos’ recent announcement is regrettable. He’s a unique figure. Former anti-Nazi Underground member. The only Holocaust survivor in the US Congress. He was one of the tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews saved by Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who ended up abducted by the Soviet forces, in the wake of WWII. Lantos was [...]