Israel has honored William Cooper, the indigenous Australian who stood up to the Nazis (hat tip: Ian).
What a mensch.
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May his neshamah have an aliyah from this recognition of his meritorious acts.
May his descendants follow in his path.
Well-deserved, but while not wishing to take anything away from William Cooper, I wish Critchley Parker, who lost his life in Tassie while endeavouring to find and found a safe haven for Jews persecuted by the Nazis, was similarly honoured. It's a very touching story – that of Mr Cooper – but I can't help thinking that if Parker hadn't been your average Aussie Anglo he'd be getting recognition too.
Thanks to you, now he is getting recognition! Well done.
[...] posthumously by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Jerusalem (I posted about him here – Aussie Dave).In the 1960s, James Spigelman, the outgoing Jewish chief justice of New South [...]
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