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October 10th

2009 Auction Items

Be sure to check out our updated list of items for our auction on Saturday, October 24. It will begin at 7pm at the JCC Klein Branch at 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia.

October 7th

Rwanda genocide suspect arrested, extradited

IIdephonse Nizeyimana, one of of the four top accused in connection with the 1994 genocide of 1 million Tutsis in Rwanda has been arrested and extradited to Arusha, Tanzania where a U.N.-sponsored International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda will try him for his role in the genocide, including sending a group of soldiers to murder Rwanda's former Queen, Rosalie Gicanda.

Via CNN.

October 3rd

Last surviving leader of the Warsaw ghetto uprising has passed away

Marek Edelman, a leader in the April-May 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprisings, has passed away at 90 in Poland. Edelman dedicated his life to the defense of human life, dignity and freedom and was honored with the French Legion of Honor and Poland's highest civilian distinction, the Order of the White Eagle and held an honorary doctorate degree from Yale University.
Read the obituary here.