May 2007

IRWF endorses rescuer’s nomination to the Nobel Peace Prize

Mr. Baruch Tenembaum, Founder of The International Raoul Wallenberg (IRWF), wrote a letter to The Norwegian Nobel Institute and to the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland underlying his support, as well as that of IRWF of Ms. Irena Sendlerowa’s candidacy to the Nobel Peace Prize 2006.

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The Jewish Week. A Righteous Reunion

The daughter of the first Arab Muslim honored by Yad Vashem meets the daughter of the woman he saved.

There was a good chance Faiza Abdelwahhab and Nadia Bijaoui would have never met. A Muslim living in Paris and a Jew in Palm Desert, Calif?

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BERLIN — Barbara Preusch vividly remembers the day the Nazis searched her Berlin home for hidden Jews _ and left without finding the mother and daughter her family was sheltering.

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The Jerusalem Post. Belgium sorry for Holocaust involvement

Belgium’s Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, 2nd right, and Belgium’s Defense Minister Andre Flahaut, right.

Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt faced frail men in dark fedoras and children in bright skullcaps Tuesday and apologized for Belgian authorities’ involvement in the deportation of Jews to Nazi extermination camps during World War II.

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The Jerusalem Post. El Salvador to seek recognition for diplomat who helped save Jews from Holocaust

The Salvadoran government said Monday it will seek a posthumous medal for diplomat Jose Arturo Castellanos, who gave citizenship certificates to as many as 40,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

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Raoul Wallenberg Schools turns 25

Jewish American Heritage Month. USA. In an official declaration, President George W. Bush proclaimed May 2007 as Jewish American Heritage Month, ”Throughout our history, Jewish Americans have contributed to the strength of our country and the preservation of our values. The talent and imagination of these citizens have helped our Nation prosper, and their efforts continue to remind us of America’s gift of religious freedom and the blessings of God’s steadfast love.” Read the complete proclamation

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Reuters. Dutch airline KLM to probe flights for fleeing Nazis

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch airline KLM will probably seek an independent investigation into whether it flew Nazi fugitives to Argentina after the Second World War, the national airline said on Tuesday.

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