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  • Bad winds are blowing from Scandinavia

    A few weeks ago, we learned that Norway’s Royal House and Government have launched a one-year long celebration to commemorate the 150th birthday of their national writer and Nobel laureate, Knut Hamsun. Understandable if it weren’t for the fact that Hamsun was a rabious Nazi supporter, a traitor of his own corageous countrymen who fought […]

  • Portugal Honors Diplomat Who Saved Jews

    Indeed, ”this is a gratifying day”, as proclaimed by the Portuguese Parliament Speaker. Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a great hero, who granted life-saving visas to Jews during the Holocaust, against explicit orders from his own government. He belongs to the breed of saviors led by the Swedish diplomat – Raoul Wallenberg. The International Raoul […]

  • Jose Ramos-Horta

    The recent assassination attempt against President Jose Ramos-Horta is a attempt to kill moderation. Mr. Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate and distinguished member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is a world figure who has dedicated his life to combatting injustice and furthering peace. We, his fellow members, at the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, […]

  • U. of C. math professor urged creativity in learning

    Professor Izaak Wirszup (Z’l) was a world revered mathematician who never forgot his roots. He made a paramount contribution to the teaching of mathematics but he never neglected the exercise of preserving his memories as a Holocaust survivor. Professor Wirszup had lost his wife and son during the Holocaust but he managed to turn his […]

  • 75 Years Since Hitler Rose to Power

    75 years after Hitler’s access to power, the world is still a suitable scenario for a dreaded comeback. Hitler’s wannabes are voicing their ideologies without a hint of shame. Ahmedinajad is a clear representative of that group. The UN and Germany have set a Holocaust Day of Remembrance. This is a blessed initiative, but not […]