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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


Opinion: Raoul Wallenberg Day is a time to remember the power of an individual to confront evil

It has been a dark January.

Thus far, 2015 has brought tragic and infuriating terrorism, anti-Semitism and assaults on liberty in France; a car bomb in Yemen that killed and injured dozens; and the massacre of thousands in Nigeria by Boko Haram. 564 more words

Government And Politics

Opinion: In today's troubled world, we desperately need more Raoul Wallenbergs

The Final Solution finally caught up to the Jews of Hungary with Hitler’s invasion in March 1944. As mass deportations to the death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau began in earnest, the United States and neutral Sweden agreed to a rescue mission of this last remaining large Jewish community in Europe. 588 more words


Witness: Raoul Wallenberg

this morning (friday 16th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the mystery of raoul wallenberg (presented by alex last) (in the witness series) 68 more words