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"It wasn't a game" - The soccer champions who suffered under the Nazis

exhibition in Buenos Aires

November 2018


The German Football Federation has awarded the Julius Hirsch Prize since 2005 for outstanding examples of integration and tolerance within football. The winner is the Argentinian exposition It wasn't a game, also featuring the story of Emericus Hirschl, "a Hungarian Jewish coach who led Argentina’s River Plate team to multiple national and international championships in the 1930s. Hirschl also was instrumental in helping Jews who did not have visas gain asylum in Buenos Aires, despite the prohibitions of the Argentine government. Using his popularity, the coach convinced guards to allow Jews to enter the city’s ports".

Ukrainian activist dies after acid attack

in September, in a Web video, she called for Ukrainians to fight corruption

4 November 2018


Defaced and burnt on 40% of her body for appealing to Ukrainians to fight bribery. From the hospital, Kateryna Handzyuk said: "Now I don't look good, but what looks worse is our country's democracy". Poroshenko called for justice on her case, 5 people are already in custody.

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty's highest honour

over "shameful betrayal"

12 November 2018


Amnesty International said that Aung San Suu Kyi, now Myanmar’s civilian leader, was no longer a symbol of hope and that it had withdrawn its highest honour, the ambassador of Conscience award. It cited her “apparent indifference” to atrocities committed against the Rohingya and her increasing intolerance of freedom of speech. Kumi Naidoo, the organisation’s current secretary general, said in a letter to Aung San Suu Kyi that her ambassador title could no longer be justified.