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”