WALLENBERG FOUNDATION PUBLISHES A COMPILATION OF INTERVIEWS WITH WALLENBERG SURVIVORS TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY
For the past five years, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) has been collecting stories of Holocaust survivors rescued by Wallenberg as part of its “Documenting Wallenberg: An Archival of Testimonials” initiative.
On August 4th as the world celebrated what would have been the 99th birthday of this great hero, the IRWF releases a selection of these interviews in an E-book format with the hopes that their availability to libraries, archives, schools and the general public,
THE IRWF BUENOS AIRES CELEBRATES WALLENBERG’S BIRTHDAY
On Thursday August 4, 2011, the IRWF Buenos Aires celebrated what would be Wallenberg’s 99th birthday together with the students of “Mariano Moreno” school.
The presentation counted with the special participation of Rabbi Sergio Bergman who related the story of life and deeds of the great hero without a grave to the students of 5th, 6th, and 7th grade.
To read more click here. (In Spanish)
REPORT: ‘RUSSIA LIED IN WALLENBERG PROBE’
A new book containing statements from a cellmate of missing Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg proves that Russian officials deliberately withheld information about the fate of the man credited with saving thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, researchers allege.
“They’ve been caught red handed,” historian Susanne Berger told The Local of the Russian actions. “This ranks as one of the most significant findings in the Raoul Wallenberg case in the last 50 years.”
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NEW IRWF’S E-BOOKS
The IRWF has added three new titles in Spanish to its E-book collection. Those are:
Click on the titles to read the books online.
In the press:
THE BRITISH ‘SCHINDLER’ WHO SAVED AUSTRIAN JEWS
source: BBC News
In March 1938, a Church of England vicar set out to save the lives of hundreds of desperate Austrian Jews facing persecution by the Nazis by baptizing them as Christians, to help them flee the country.
The controversial work of the Reverend Hugh Grimes – which began the day after Nazi Germany annexed Austria – is little recognized yet it led to what could be called Britain’s own “Schindler’s list”.
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