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Israeli president honours Latvian Holocaust hero

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday opened a memorial museum in Riga dedicated to Zanis Lipke, a Latvian Holocaust hero credited with saving dozens of Jews from Nazi death camps. "Lipke symbolises what is best, deepest and truest within people," Peres said at the ribbon cutting ceremony on the banks of the River Daugava. Nearby the museum stands the house in which Lipke and his wife hid Jews away in a tiny cellar during the German Nazi occupation of Latvia from 1941 to 1944.

Nazi hunter criticises Australia in annual report

The Israel branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre on Sunday criticised Australia and several other countries for failing to do enough to bring perpetrators of the Holocaust to justice. The centre's 12th annual report on efforts to hunt down Nazis accuses a raft of nations of failing to prosecute or investigate alleged Nazis.
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