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  • ‘Muslim Schindler’ who risked life to save Iranian Jews in wartime Paris

    A Muslim “Oskar Schindler” saved the lives of thousands of Iranian Jews in wartime Paris, risking all to help compatriots escape the Nazis, a new book claims. Abdol-Hossein Sardari, a junior Iranian diplomat, found himself almost by accident in charge of Iran’s mission in Paris in 1940 and went on to help up to 2,000 [...]

  • Jews leave Swedish city after sharp rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes

    Sweden’s reputation as a tolerant, liberal nation is being threatened by a steep rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the city of Malmo. When she first arrived in Sweden after her rescue from a Nazi concentration camp, Judith Popinski was treated with great kindness. She raised a family in the city of Malmo, and for [...]

  • Obituaries: Miep Gies

    Miep Gies, who died on January 11 aged 100, was one of a Dutch couple who hid and sustained the family of Anne Frank for more than two years in an Amsterdam attic; later she helped to save Anne Frank’s diary for posterity. She was born Hermine Santrouschitz on February 15 1909 into a German [...]

  • Sir Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler’, meets the Holocaust survivors he helped save

    Seventy years ago they rode in silence, travelling on trains from Prague not knowing if they would ever see their parents and siblings again. None of them did. But by virtue of the foresight, humanity and sheer bloody-mindedness of a young British stockbroking clerk called Nicholas Winton, 669 Jewish children were saved from the clutches [...]

  • Education is the key

    Mr Hannan makes a valid point. Morally speaking, Holocaust deniers are a bunch of liars and ideological thugs who deserve being condemned by society. Basically, their agenda is to pave the way for another Holocaust through their blatant lies. And yet, practically speaking, one could argue that gagging them is not worthwhile or even counterproductive. [...]