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  • Holocaust hero is a role model for us all

    Letters It is with great delight that we read your report on Sir Nicholas Winton’s 105th birthday. Both of us had the privilege to meet him in June 2013, at the residence of the Swedish ambassador in London. On behalf of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, we presented the Wallenberg Centennial Medal to former prime [...]

  • Sir Nicholas Winton: 105th birthday party for man who saved 669 children from the Nazis

    100 guests gather to celebrate birthday of Sir Nicholas Winton, who helped evacuate children before second world war. It could almost be a normal birthday party, with music, presents and a cake. But the cake has 105 candles and many of the 100 or so guests who are here to celebrate the birthday of Sir [...]

  • Official: Wallenberg possibly outlived death date

    VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press= MOSCOW (AP) — Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews before vanishing into Soviet captivity, may have been alive after the official 1947 date of his death — but only for a few days, says the chief archivist of Russia’s counterintelligence service. The disappearance of the 32-year-old Swedish [...]

  • Klenicki, interfaith rabbi honored by pope, dies

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) Rabbi Leon Klenicki, an advocate for improving interfaith relations whose efforts were lauded by Pope Benedict XVI, has died. He was 78. He died Jan. 25 of cancer at his Monroe Township home, his wife, Myra, said Saturday. Klenicki wrote or co-wrote numerous books and papers aimed at improving relations between [...]

  • Lantos dies of cancer at age 80

    Rep. Tom Lantos was a unique figure in the US Congress and world politics at large. His passing leaves a huge void. Lantos, a Holocaust survivor who fought the Nazis alongside the Hungarian resistance, was eventually saved by Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who granted life-worth visas to 100,000 Hungaria Jews and ended-up abducted by [...]

  • Putin’s chance

    Tom Parfitt (Bureaucracy forces foreign aid groups to stop work in Russia, October 19) calls attention to the troubling status of human rights in Russia, in the wake of Anna Politkovskaya’s murder. As President Putin comes under EU pressure on civil liberties, he is presented with a suitable opportunity to honour human dignity and courage. [...]