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In Praise of Raoul Wallenberg

If you have a moment, maybe you could to stop whatever it is you are doing and meet an extraordinary man, a man who saved tens of thousands of lives only to lose his own — Raoul Wallenberg. 318 more words


The Hero from Budapest

As Swedish – Israeli relations have reached an all time low this year marks the 70th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg mysterious disappearance into the hands of the Russians in 1945. 706 more words


The 8 Honorary Citizens of the United States

This is from Mental Floss.

Let’s say you’re not a citizen of the United States, but you want to be. But not so much that you’d apply for naturalization, which involves interviews, tests, biometrics screening, and oaths. 1,118 more words

Swedish diplomat’s heroism inspires students decades after Holocaust

Watch above: In an effort to demonstrate the power of one, Saskatoon’s public and separate school boards use one man’s legacy to inspire. Aaron Streck meets some of the students who’ve embraced the concept and effected change. 382 more words


Day Two In Budapest, Hungary

Today was our last day in Budapest, and we had the entire morning to do as we pleased. During the Holocaust, countless Hungarian Jews were taken to the Danube River and were forced to strip naked before being shot into the River. 932 more words


Raoul Wallenberg

I recently came across an article about Raoul Wallenberg, labelled ‘The Swedish Schindler’ and was once again astonished that I had never heard his story before. 326 more words


"Civil Courage Award" goes to would-be assassin of Sundancers

Ujjal Dosanjh, former Premier of British Columbia, received the inaugural Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage Award on January 18, 2015, from the Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage Society.

Twenty years ago, Dosanjh was an elected member of BC’s New Democratic Party government. 1,789 more words