- Homage to Sousa Mendes and Souza Dantas
- José Ignacio García Hamilton in New York
- IPS. Continuing Efforts to Conceal Anti-Semitic Past
- Yahoo! News. Argentine Historian Requests Repeal of 1938 Antisemitic Directive
- La Voz del Interior. Moved abroad, indifferent at home
- Marcel Marceau receives accolade from the Wallenberg Foundation
- La Nación. Harmony
- Clarín. The Pope of Fraternity
- Interfaith Report
- Newsday.com. Kalman Ferenczfalvi Dies at Age 84
- Yaledailynews.com. Pope’s legacy is a few shades short of golden
- Taipei Times. Secret Moscow archives kept from the public
- Call of Support to the Israeli Universities of Haifa and Bar Illan
- Deutsche Welle. Yad Vashem to Honor German WWII Officer
- We are looking for people rescued by Raoul Wallenberg or Sousa Mendes
Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese diplomat who saved the lives of about 30,000 Jews and others during the Nazi Holocaust, and Luiz Martins de Souza Dantas, the Brazilian diplomat who issued hundreds of visas in France while risking his own career, were honored at the Museum of the Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The conference ”BOLÍVAR, SAN MARTIN, THE IMPRODUCTIVITY AND THE AUTHORITARISM OF LATIN AMERICA”, dictated by Dr. José Ignacio García Hamilton, Vice-President of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, was carried out last April 27 2005 at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center in New York, before a distinguished group of academics and students.
Argentina has served as a refuge for infamous Nazi war criminals like Adolf Eichmann and Joseph Mengele, with the active complicity of government authorities. And there are still efforts to conceal the country’s anti-Semitic past and events that led to the deaths of around 100 Argentine Jews living in Europe.
Historian Uki Goñi asked the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs to repeal an internal directive of that ministry that ordered Argentine embassies and consulates to refuse visas to Jews escaping persecution in Nazi Germany.
Nada habría para objetar a un homenaje a funcionarios del servicio exterior argentino -muchos motivos hay para que numerosos hombres y mujeres de la diplomacia criolla reciban merecidos reconocimientos- si no fuera porque ninguno de los diplomáticos de la placa fue solidario con las víctimas del nazismo.
On 5 April 2005, in Buenos Aires, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) distinguished world’s greatest mime Marcel Marceau in recognition of his solidarity and courage during the Second World War.
”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 the conditions for the construction of a harmonic atmosphere to foster the reconciliation between Catholics and Jews.”
Complete Report of interfaith activities.
Kalman Ferenczfalvi, credited with saving the lives of some 2,000 Jews during the Holocaust, has died at the age of 84.
Some things can be true even if they fulfill a cultural need for instantaneous analysis, and the late pope does deserve praise for playing a catalyzing role in the dissolution of the Eastern bloc in its twilight years.
In the grand Soviet tradition of withholding as much as possible from the public, the truth about horrific crimes against humanity committed in the last century as still locked away.
25 April, 2005
The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) wishes to convey its unconditional moral support to the Israeli academic system in general, and to the universities of Haifa and Bar Illan in particular, following the decision of the AUT (Association of University Teachers) in the United Kingdom to institute a boycott against these two institutions of higher education and the pending decision to do likewise with regard to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
The decision of the AUT is discriminatory in nature and counter-productive in effect.
Israeli universities are a nest of academic freedom, operating within a free and democratic environment.
Indeed, the University of Haifa is an example of Arab-Jewish cooperation, being endowed with a large number of Arab students and lecturers who, absurd as it may sound, would be barred from any contacts with the AUT as a result of the aforementioned decision.
To single out Israeli academic institutions in such a manner runs counter to the basic principles of free speech and academic freedom.
Such discriminatory act is totally unacceptable and should be rejected outright by all enlightened people wherever they may be.
As an institution that promotes the values of peace, brotherhood and individual freedom, the IRWF calls on all fair-minded people to identify themselves with the Israeli universities of Haifa and Bar Illan and to support the values of free speech and academic freedom, which have been so sadly ignored by the AUT in its discriminatory decision.
Dr. Yoav Tenembaum
German Wehrmacht officer Karl Plagge has been called ”better than Oskar Schindler” for saving Jewish lives during World War II. On Monday, the Israeli Holocaust memorial committee will give him one of its highest honors.
The IRWF is looking for people rescued and/or relatives of those saved by Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest during WWII or by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux or Bayonne in June 1940.
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