Rolling Stone, Tsarnaev, Lanza, Hitler and Manson

If the editors of Rolling Stone magazine thought putting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover would garner them some publicity they were bang on! Virtually wall-to-wall media attention has been paid to the cover. While some large retail outlets have decided not to sell the August issue, I think that will beContinue reading “Rolling Stone, Tsarnaev, Lanza, Hitler and Manson”

Raoul Wallenberg Day in Canada: Commemorative stamp issued

Today, January 17, is Raoul Wallenberg Day in Canada. To commemorate Wallenberg’s heroic acts to save countless Jews during the Second World War, Canada Post is issuing a stamp in his likeness. The $1.65 international stamp, pictured below, is available from CanadaPost.ca. Raoul Wallenberg saved as many as 100,000 Jewish people in Budapest, Hungary duringContinue reading “Raoul Wallenberg Day in Canada: Commemorative stamp issued”

Montreal holocaust survivors celebrate 70th anniversary; and a personal note

In today’s The Gazette Bill Brownstein has an absolutely terrific piece on Montreal holocaust survivors Eva and Ruda Roden as they celebrate their seventieth wedding anniversary. I have a personal note to add; a couple of summers ago I was in my local supermarket going about my shopping when I noticed an older couple inContinue reading “Montreal holocaust survivors celebrate 70th anniversary; and a personal note”