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Final Jeopardy 6-8-2017

June 8, 2017


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World War II Heroes


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Credited with saving thousands of lives before his disappearance, in 2016 he was officially declared dead by Sweden… 8 more words

Buckeye Zealot

"Sharp-eyed researcher recognizes Raoul Wallenberg in anonymous archive film broadcast on Swedish TV"

Chance find reveals only known footage of Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg
by Stuart Winer
May 28, 2017

In newly discovered footage of Swedish Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg — the only known instance that he was caught on film — the man who would go on to save tens of thousands of Jews can be seen instructing army recruits at a firing range in 1940.  68 more words

Israel & Middle East

Swedish Martyr: Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg was born on the 4th August 1912, into a family of bankers, diplomats and politicians in Stockholm, Sweden.  His interests lay in architecture.  He went on to graduate in the Russian language in 1930 and in 1931 studied architecture at the Ann Arbor Michigan University gaining a bachelor’s degree in science and architecture in 1935. 463 more words


Holocaust Heroes: Raoul Wallenberg and Carl Lutz

A quote from the Talmud, a Jewish text, says “whoever saves one life it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” Raoul Wallenberg, from Sweden, and Carl Lutz, from Switzerland, were two… 158 more words


Raoul Wallenberg - CIA Operative

During WWII, a number of Eastern European countries such as Hungary, actively supported Adolf Hitler’s Nazi German regime, and enthusiastically endorsed and applied its racial and sexual hygiene laws (which served as the ideological underpinnings of the holocaust that murdered 11 million people – including 6 millions Jews – as well as Romany people, the Disabled, the Homosexuals and all kinds of dissidents, including Socialists and Communists). 660 more words

Leftwing Political Analysis

"Snow, Heavy at Times": Joseph Kertes's The Afterlife of Stars

Three years after its first Canadian publication, Joseph Kertes’s The Afterlife of Stars has appeared in the US. Was it worth the wait? I’m honestly not sure. 2,315 more words

Saskatoon students remember Raoul Wallenberg and his life-saving legacy

Saskatoon high school students are drawing inspiration from Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat whose actions saved thousands of Hungarian Jews.

In 1944, Wallenberg handed out thousands of forged Swedish citizenship documents, called the “Schutz-Pass,” which worked like a passport and prevented anyone with one from being deported under the Nazi regime. 204 more words