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  • Holocaust hero Wallenberg statue rededication set

    August 1, 2013 | 10:19 am

    After standing for nearly 25 years on the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, a statue of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jewish lives in the Holocaust, will be rededicated on Aug. 5.

    The event will come one day after what would...

  • Rescuers of the ‘50 Children’

    April 3, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor those lost in the Shoah and the few who were saved through circumstance, luck or the efforts of courageous individuals. People like Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and the Bielski brothers immediately come to mind, having been the subjects...

  • ‘Rescue during the Holocaust’: Honoring courage to resist

    January 23, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    You would not suspect anything out of the ordinary was happening  as the silver-haired interviewee describes his day at the office. But Per Anger and his colleagues in Budapest, Hungary, were on a mission. His self-effacing modesty veils the significance of his role in attempting...

  • Hungary, Sweden launch Raoul Wallenberg Year

    January 18, 2012 | 10:48 am

    Ceremonies in Budapest inaugurated Raoul Wallenberg Year, a series of events marking the centennial of the birth of the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and...

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  • Russians mum on requests for Wallenberg info

    August 1, 2011 | 3:48 pm

    Russian authorities have failed to respond to requests for more information on the Raoul Wallenberg case.

    The requests by The Associated Press and the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants came in the aftermath of the release of a new book released by the...

  • Best street for a J-cation?  Fairfax!

    July 3, 2008 | 11:32 am

    In a summer of rising airfares and gas prices, you need to take a trip that is close by, low cost, in town and that will fill you with Jewish stories.

    The best place to do that? Fairfax Avenue.

    That's right, become a Jewish cultural tourist, not in New York, Venice or Seville, but...

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