Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from Nazi persecution, dies aged 106

The Maidenhead Advertiser [UK] 01 July 2015

Sir Nicholas Winton, the Maidenhead man who saved hundreds of Czech Jewish children from Nazi persecution, has died aged 106.

The Rotary Club of Maidenhead announced today that Sir Nicholas, who lived in Pinkneys Green, died peacefully early this morning with his daughter Barbara and two grandchildren at […]

Oldest Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

Alice Herz-Sommer, who lived in London and was originally from Prague, was held in a concentration camp in Germany during the Second World War

 

Alice Herz-Sommer believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110 Photo: AP

 

 

The Telegraph […]

Op-Ed: I Stand Ashamed that My Country Voted for the New Nazis

Giulio Meotti is the author of this editorial. He is Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book “A New Shoah”, that researched the personal stories of Israel’s terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street […]

Vaclav Havel, leader of ‘Velvet Revolution,’ dies

Michael Winfrey Reuters 12/18/2011

Václav Havel, a dissident playwright who was jailed by Communists and then went on to lead the bloodless “Velvet Revolution” and become Czech president, died at 75 on Sunday…

…Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Twitter, “Vaclav Havel was one of the greatest Europeans of our age. His voice […]

Germany Marks 50 Years Since Construction of Berlin Wall

Madeleine Morgenstern The Blaze 8/13/2011

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Wall’s construction 50 years ago must be a constant reminder to citizens today to stand up for freedom and democracy, the city’s mayor said Saturday as a united Germany commemorated the bitter anniversary.

Seeing Berlin divided by the wall tore apart the country as well […]