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  • Vaclav Havel

    Letters to the Editor Dear Sir, The death of former Czech President and writer Vaclav Havel leaves a huge void in the political as well as in the intellectual worldwide arena. He was a distinguished member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and his name was instrumental in our struggle to find answers about the [...]

  • The “Marranos” of Armenia

    Let’s be clear.  This is not about Jews forcibly converted by the Christians in Armenia, but about Armenian Christians forcibly converted to Islam.  And just as many Jews in 15th Century Spain did not accept forced conversion and clandestinely maintained their true heritage (these were the original “marranos”), we now have Turkish Armenians attempting the [...]

  • The writers and the Nazis

    A dilemma between the quality of the work and vile behavior The beautiful and democratic Norway has taken itself into an unnecessary problem due to a decision made by the Royal family (or by King Harald V and his wife, Queen Sonia’s, advisers): celebrating a Nazi writer. The excuse given is based on the need [...]

  • Tired of Mistakes

    ZAGREB, Croatia. This beautiful country, full of history, overflowing with gloomy and brilliant hues, mythical and bloodthirsty, now rises to the surface with profitable energy and increasing liberty, flooded by tourism and conscious of the great errors of the past. A short while ago, its President Stjepan Mesic, traveled to Israel to ask forgiveness for [...]

  • A Mural for Remembrance

    On the 19th. of April, 1943, the uprising of the ghetto of Warsow began and, on another 19th of April, but this time in 1997, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires a commemorative mural was placed, in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. This piece consists in a structure of 1,80 meters (height) [...]

  • Tribute was paid to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg

    on the 62nd anniversary of his disappearance Rabbi Bergman highlighted his example. Raoul Wallenberg -the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands from the Nazis in Hungary and was taken 62 years ago by soviet troops- was remembered yesterday in a ceremony at his statue in Buenos Aires. Rabbi Sergio Bergman encouraged to follow ”his [...]

  • Wallenber´s Day

    Sir, The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is an educational NGO created in Argentine. Few months ago we proposed the Buenos Aires’ government to mark the city’s calendar with a day dedicated to the memory of the Swedish diplomat, missing since 1945 after having saved the lives of tens of thousands of people condemned to death [...]

  • A space to keep memory alive

    A monument in honor of the Saviors of the Holocaust will be built in ”Ciudad Universitaria” The memorial will be dedicated to those who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust It will be built with bricks and concrete Interesting use of water, light and soil A monument will be built in ”Ciudad Universitaria” in [...]

  • Impressive monument due to its symbolic content

    La Nación interviewed architect Claudio Vekstein. The meeting took place in his private atelier located at ”Pasaje Santamarina” in the historic quarter of the city: ”this studio has become a depot since I have acquired another one in Vicente López (where he carries out the 2000 Director Plan de la Costa de Vicente López)”, says [...]

  • Letters to the editor: Wallenberg

    To the Editor: Recently, the media reported on the annual speech that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, delivered before both Houses of the Legislature at the Marble Room in the Kremlin. It is at least bizarre that the Russian Chief of State, who openly criticizes other nation’s human rights policies, made no reference to a [...]

  • Frustration

    Sixty one years ago Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, risked his life saving thousands of persons condemned to death by Adolf Hitler’s plan. On January 17th 1945 was taken prisoner by the Soviet Army and since then his whereabouts are a mystery. According to the Wallenberg Foundation, an Argentine NGO, ”the Soviet line stuck always [...]

  • Surprise Coups

    Washington, D.C. In a recent encounter with Baruch Tenembaum, president of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, I learned about some unknown facts that left me with my mouth wide open. Tenembaum was born in the Santa Fe province’s town of Las Palmeras and has become one of the most efficient promoters of universal harmony. The [...]

  • Homage

    El Palacio Homage. For the first time in history, an Argentinean Province dedicates a day to the memory of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat savior of tens of thousands of pursued during the Holocaust. In Corrientes, Governor Ricardo Colombi establishes, by a decree, among other concepts, that the 5th. of October of each year will [...]

  • Harmony

    Dear Editor, ”During the course of his long papacy, John Paul II turned out to be the worthy heir to another well remembered pontiff, John XXIII, as the driving force of revolutionary changes within the Church in its relation with the Jews.” ”Many are the different initiatives of Peter’s successor that allowed him to establish [...]

  • Max Schmeling

    Dear Editor, Max Schmeling, the German heavyweight champion, wrongly associated with Hitler’s regime during his legendary fights with Joe Louis, died in Germany at the age of 99. His title and image were used as a propaganda tool by Adolf Hitler to demonstrate Aryan supremacy. But by all accounts, Schmeling conducted himself as a gentleman [...]

  • Remembering Raoul Wallenberg

    He saved thousands of Jews from Nazi persecution and was abducted by the Soviet Army. Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews and other groups persecuted by the Nazis in Hungary during the Second World War, was honored yesterday, in Buenos Aires, 60 years after his disappearance in Budapest. Wallenberg, [...]

  • I never left my village

    The movie Legado, a documental story about the Jewish colonization in Argentina that will be exhibited next 14th of October, includes a scene in which someone asks me: ”Tenembaum, you have already traveled the world on many occasions, and however, you permanently remember your place of origin, Las Palmeras, mentioning it each time you can. [...]

  • A well deserved tribute

    Editorial II Only four years after his death, Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, former Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Primate of Argentina, will receive a well deserved tribute that underlines his indefatigable work promoting the interreligious dialogue. The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, together with the Evangelical Church of Germany, will unveil a replica of the commemorative mural [...]

  • Religious activity: Sousa Mendes

    With religious offices in churches and synagogues of different countries, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, rendered homage to Aristides de Sousa Mendes, on the 50 anniversary of the Portuguese diplomat’s death, who by disobeying orders from his government, saved thousands of people persecuted by Nazism in occupied France, by issuing visas of his country. In [...]

  • Editorial: Wallenberg, that hero without a grave

    A new anniversary of the disappearance of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg who, between 1944 and 1945, saved the lives of tens of thousands Jews during World War II, took place last Saturday. If the Holocaust represents one the most infamous moments in the history of humanity, with the extermination of six million people, it [...]

  • Controversy over a homage at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A plaque was elaborated distinguishing “saviors” of victims of Nazism with serious objections. The Raoul Wallenberg Foundation objected one of the people honored for having been collaborator of the nazi regime. There are another fifteen people who are not worthy of a distinction. The permanence at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of a plaque in [...]

  • Baruch Tenembaum honored

    In memoriam. Baruj Tenembaum, born in 1933, in the Jewish farming colony of Las Palmeras, Santa Fe, founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, will be honored this Thursday by the US House of Representatives, following an inititative by the Democrat Congressman Tom Lanton, born in Hungary, and saved from the Holocaust, thanks to Wallenberg.

  • High prelate of the Vatican visited memorial mural of the Holocaust

    Archbishop Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, prayed over the tomb of Primate Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, in the Buenos Aires’ Cathedral. Later, at the Argentine Catholic University, Martino delivered a lecture on the rights of the human person. On Tuesday, 26 August 2003, the President of the Vatican Pontifical Council [...]

  • A beautifull mind

    The Nobel Prize recipient, John F. Nash, Jr. is a new Honorary member of the Wallenberg Foundation. John F. Nash has been included in the Honorary Membership of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, a non-governmental organization (ONG) that develops educational programs based on the examples of solidarity and courage of the saviors of the Holocaust. [...]

  • The wealth of nations

    It has been 70 years since the day Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. It has also been seven decades since the initiation of the process of industrial extermination that mowed down the lives of 6,000,000 people, an unparalleled tragedy recognized throughout the world as the Holocaust. Many of the survivors owe their good fortune [...]

  • There are values

    Letters to the Editor There are values Sir, I would like to congratulate LA NACIÓN for the excellent editorial ”Values and the real world”. Both its form and content stand out for its accuracy, balance and harmony. That editorial clearly shows the spirit of the International Foundation Raoul Wallenberg in the implementation of its educational [...]

  • Values and the real world

    When speaking of the need to preserve specific human and ethical values,and more precisely, of communicating them to the new generations with conviction and firmness, sometimes we experience the uncomfortable sensation that our proposal is to tackle matters unexcusably abstract, disconnected from the din and accelerated rythm of daily life. A value, or phylosophical or [...]

  • What if we now talked about values?

    Without capital, which I never wanted on account of it being a weighty burden in the unending struggle…” says Sarmiento in his political testament. Then he goes on to define a scale of values in which the ”struggle” appears to be above all else. But there is something more: Sarmiento has built his huge public [...]

  • Letters to the Editor – Sculpture

    To the Editor, ”On January 21, La Nación published, ”Portrait of a Silent Hero by Susana Pereyra Iraola in the ”Focus” supplement section. The excellent work of journalism relates the rescue mission undertaken by Raoul Wallenberg during the Second World War and it mentions the statue of that Swedish diplomat on the corner of Austria [...]

  • A Space for Remembrance

    The Monument for the ”Righteous Gentiles” is planned for the University Complex It renders homage to those who protected thousands of Jews during the Holocaust The work will be comprised of ceramic bricks and concrete Interesting use of water, light and earth A monument rendering homage to the 15,670 non-Jews of different nationalities (the ”Righteous [...]

  • Enlightenment on Argentina and the Third Reich

    Letters to the editor Dear Sir: ”The national executive branch has extended by Decree No.390/2002, the mandate of the Commission for the Clarification of the Activities of Nazism in Argentina (CEANA, in Spanish); an organization that depends from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As an Argentine, I cannot but be surprised and also react sadly [...]

  • ”Legado” (Legacy), an attractive documentary spoken in Yiddish and Spanish

    ”Legacy” (Argentina, 2003). Directors and script writers: Vivián Imar and Marcelo Trotta. Based on a Baruch Tenenbaum idea. Sound: Jorge and Javier Stavrópulos. Music: Vivián Tabbush and Javier Zentner. Voice-over: Shifra Lerer and Cristina Murta. A documentary produced by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation along with the Centro de Investigación Cinematográfica (CIC) and the support [...]

  • Religious Activity – Paths to reconciliation

    Meeting at the organisation’s local offices, Rabbis Simón Moguilevsky and Marcos Edery; Auschwitz concentration camp survivor Jack Fuchs and composer Ben Molar, among others, shared a toast with Moreno – who holds a PhD in Law from the UBA (University of Buenos Aires), and is the leading force behind the Martínez parish of Our Lady [...]

  • Raoul Wallenberg’s statue, damaged

    A new act of vandalism has been perpetrated in the corner of Austria Street and Libertador Avenue, in the Buenos Aires Recoleta quarter, when a statue of Raoul Wallenberg appeared covered with red spray painting. It remembers the saviour of thousand of Jews. The face and body of the piece in bronze, made by the [...]

  • The Legacy of John XXIII

    A reddish sun was setting over the waters that washed the glittering coasts of Istanbul. From an elevated viewpoint, not far from Palace Topkapi, a man of strong complexion looked fascinated by the wonder of dusk. There was no sign of pleasure in his heart, but anguish instead. He half-closed his eyes to see the [...]

  • A Polish hero

    On June 20, an important event took place in Buenos Aires. The Swedish Ambassador to this country, Peter Landelius, presented his Polish counterpart, Eugeniusz Noworyta, wirh a sculpture for the Warsaw government. The ceremony was carried out at the Polish Embassy with the attendance of a large audience. It was the homage to the legendary [...]

  • Portrait of a Silent Hero

    The Fate of Wallenberg, the Man who Saved Thousands of Jews During the Holocaust, Remains Shrouded in Mystery Raoul Wallenberg was 31 years old in the spring of 1944. He had studied architecture in Michigan, had worked in a bank in Haifa (then Palestine), and had traveled throughout Europe on exporting/importing business trips: these trips [...]

  • Wallenberg’s End, a Mystery that Persists After 56 Years

    The Controversy Over the Fate of the Swedish Diplomat who Saved Thousands of Jewish Lives Continues. The Russians accused him of being a spy and arrested him. He was a forgotten hero for years and is now remembered Russia and Sweden disagree on how he died On January 13, 1945, a man waited on foot [...]

  • Letter to the Editor, from Tom Lantos

    Dear Sir: ”August 4th, 2000 is the 88th anniversary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg. My wife Annette and I, along with approximately 100.000 other Nazi Holocaust survivors from Hungary, owe our lives to the heroic mission of the Swedish diplomat Wallenberg, who disappeared 55 years ago”. ”When I entered the U.S. House of Representatives, [...]

  • Remembering Raoul Wallenberg

    An exceptional man visits us. I am referring to the General Secretary of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, whose dignity became evident, once again, when he intervened personally and peacefully during the crisis in Iraq. More recently, he also interceded in besieged Nigeria. Welcome. This time he comes with his wife, Nane Lagergren Annan. She [...]