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A Georgia-born Hero Celebrated

Charles Fernley Fawcett, in his London home five years before his 2008 death

It’s safe to say, I think, that these days “hero” is one of the most overused and dubiously used of words, but this time of year my mind often turns to a man for whom in some ways the word seems not quite adequate. 3,267 more words

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, We Must Ask More of the World

The 27th of January marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day, dedicated to the memories of the victims of the Holocaust, was designated as such by the United Nations in 2005, 60 years after the liberation of Auschwitz by the Russian Army. 690 more words

Jewish Refugees

Israeli UN Mission to call for recognition of Jewish refugees / Misión Israelí de la ONU para pedir reconocimiento de refugiados Judíos

Con motivo del Día de los Judíos expulsados de los países árabes recordamos la difícil situación de los más de 850.000 #judíos que perdieron sus hogares por el…

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https://www.britannica.com/topic/MS-St-Louis-German-shipArticle History

Revised: Nov 09, 2018

By: Amy Tikkanen

MS St. Louisin full Motorschiff St. Louis, also called SS St. LouisGerman ocean liner that gained international attention in May–June 1939 when Cuba, the United States, and Canada denied entry to its more than 900 Jewish passengers, most of whom had fled Nazi Germany. 620 more words


Old Stock: a Refugee Love Story

Reviewed October 16, 2019

NAC Babs Asper Theatre, Ottawa

(Repeat performances through October 27, 7:30 p.m.)

This musical play, written by Ottawa-born Hannah Moscovitch (in collaboration with Ben Caplan and Christian Barry), is a curious and entertaining mix of tragedy and humour based on the real lives of Moscovitch’s great grandparents. 407 more words


A Home for the Holidays

I. Cleaning

Of the many things I have looked forward to in Israel, spending the holidays with my family has been among the most anticipated. The last time I was home for the holidays was 2001. 1,468 more words


The Slimdown

Final days

Next week the winter slimdown begins. The “small” pigs will be booked into the abattoir in Camolin. The sheep will have another 6-8 weeks – I should be able to say of peace – but their main tormentors are the goats who aren’t going anywhere. 1,325 more words