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THE SACRIFICED, A LAMENT

THE SACRIFICED, A LAMENT “Never Let Me Go” echoes the Holocaust and the 2023-24 destruction of Gaza PATRICK S. WOLFE I recently caught a television rerun of Never Let Me Go, the 2010 film adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro’s profound and … Continue reading

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Our choices, conscious or not, determine who we are

Our choices, conscious or not, determine who we are[1] PATRICK S. WOLFE “The most powerful practices that define our lives are driven by dopamine hits, not deliberate choice.” So writes John J. Thatamanil, professor of theology and world religions, in … Continue reading

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Agency, blessing and spiritual partnering

Agency, blessing and spiritual partnering[1] PATRICK S. WOLFE I’ve long believed that a key responsibility is to support and encourage both ourselves and others. Such support does not turn a blind eye to bad behaviour; rather it seeks, through thick … Continue reading

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“WRENLY DALGAARD” AND THE ART OF THE SCAM

“WRENLY DALGAARD” AND THE ART OF THE SCAM PATRICK S. WOLFE “Be careful, online scammers becoming more sophisticated,” was the headline of an Aug. 16, 2023, commentary in my local newspaper. It reminded me of the time, in 2012, when … Continue reading

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ONE MORE WAR CRIMINAL IN CANADA

ONE MORE WAR CRIMINAL IN CANADA PATRICK S. WOLFE The hate-fueled genocide of the Holocaust is such a fundamental event in the annals of civilization that people connected to the Nazi perpetrators are often automatically deemed guilty by association. But … Continue reading

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BACKGROUNDER (September 2023) Long-standing mystery of young boy’s Holocaust story has surprising outcome

BACKGROUNDER (September 2023) Long-standing mystery of young boy’s Holocaust story has surprising outcome All author Patrick Wolfe knew was that Johnny Heijmans, the son of “Dr. Heijmans of Haarlem,” was in hiding with the family of Barend van Leeuwen of … Continue reading

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News Release September 2023

September 2023 SURPRISING HOLOCAUST STORY All author Patrick Wolfe knew was that Johnny Heijmans, the son of “Dr. Heijmans of Haarlem,” was in hiding with the family of Barend van Leeuwen of Hilversum in late 1942 and early 1943, during … Continue reading

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Colonialism, Comment pages and the good and the bad of Canada’s past

Colonialism, Comment pages and the good and the bad of Canada’s past[1] PATRICK S. WOLFE Upon reading emeritus professor Dennis Danielson’s commentary, “Tolerate me for what I am—a colonial” (Aug. 26), I had two quick thoughts. First, his intent was … Continue reading

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What values underlie our thinking?

What values underlie our thinking?[1] PATRICK S. WOLFE What is more extraordinary, the mind-blowing developments in artificial intelligence (AI) or the simple fact of existence? This question was prompted by a recent article on AI in The Globe and Mail, … Continue reading

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News Release June 2023

June 2023 THE 1946 RIOT AND SEIGE AT CAMP DUINDORP A NEW PERSPECTIVE New information on a 1946 riot and subsequent two-day siege at Camp Duindorp, near The Hague, where thousands of collaborators—many of whom had been members of the … Continue reading

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