Archive for August, 2014

Helen Bamber, anti-torture activist, passes away

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

From The Washington Post:

Helen Bamber, who at 19 traveled alone to post-World War II Germany to care for former inmates of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and became one of the world’s most relentless advocates for the victims of war, genocide and torture, died Aug. 21 in London. She was 89.

She was a courageous woman. It’s too bad there were not more like her. Read more of Adam Bernstein’s obituary of Bamber at The Washington Post.

Links roundup August 2014

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

In The Washington Post, a D.C. judge who fled the Holocaust with his family as a child passes away at 82.

In The New York Times, Deborah E. Lipstadt talks about why we should be worried about rising anti-Semitism in Europe.