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Raoul Wallenberg: Humanitarian

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. 474 more words


“Do not stand by the blood of your neighbor” — Leviticus 19: 16

For movie-makers, Hollywood and others, WWII is a perennial subject with holocaust-focused ones increasingly common in recent years. The earlier movie of which “Walking with the Enemy… 496 more words


What to say to Nazis

Today’s post is unfortunately relevant to events this week in Charlottesville, VA and the awful, awful response to that white supremacist and Nazi violence by America’s awful, awful President, Donald Trump. 271 more words


August 4: Happy Birthday Dennis Lehane and Louis Armstrong

Novelist and screenwriter Dennis Lehane is celebrating his 52nd birthday today.  He grew up in the working-class Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.  In 1994, he published the first in a series of novels about a pair of blue-collar private investigators, and Dorchester natives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro, … 1,045 more words

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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

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