November 2004

Wallenberg Foundation receives accolade

At a ceremony carried out on 25 November 2004 at the Olivos Yacht Club in Buenos Aires, the Argentine Asociación of Private Education (AAPE) distinguished the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation with the ”2004 Excellence” award due to the services brought to the community through its educational programme ”Wallenberg at school”.

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66th anniversary of the November 9th German pogrom

With the November 1938 pogrom the campaign towards the destruction of Jewish people in Nazi Germany began, unopposed and in the very eyes of the whole world. However it was simply a logical step in a route that had begun much before.

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Zenit News Agency. Information service on Judeo-Christian Dialogue

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation announced the creation of a news service on Judeo-Christian dialogue. The news bulletin will be produced in collaboration with ZENIT news agency and will be published initially in Spanish and English.

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La Nación. There are values

As we usually say to our students, refuting the popular saying: ”It is not true that there are no values, the real thing is that we do not use them”

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True British hero

A British spy who saved 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust was honoured in Berlin as part of a campaign to position him alongside better known heroes such as Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg.

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Wallenberg in the NBA

”Fast forward 40 years. Ernie Grunfeld, the kid who spoke no English when he came to the United States as a poor immigrant, now is one of the NBA’s top decision-makers.””She spent most of the war hiding,” Ernie said. ”She had phony papers. She got her papers from Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish ambassador to Hungary who helped many Hungarian Jews at that time by giving them Swedish papers.”

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Wallenberg Medal honors officer who refused to join Nazis

Heinz Drossel, a German army officer during World War II who refused to join the Nazi party and helped members of a neighbor Jewish family escape the Gestapo, was awarded the 14th Wallenberg Medal from the University of Michigan.

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Wallenberg monument unveiled in the Slovak Republic

The monument to the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest during the Holocaust was unveiled Tuesday in Bratislava. The monument is made of a bronze metal sheet featuring an engraving of the ruins of a house, through which several people can be seen. A decorative park will be planted around the monument.

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Imminent launching of world-wide campaign

January 17th. 2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the disappearance of the ”Hero without a grave” Raoul Wallenberg, captured by the Soviet Army. Since then, his fate remains unknown. The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation announces the imminent launching of the world-wide campaign to discover the final destiny of the Swedish diplomat, savior of lives during the Holocaust: ”100,000 names for the 100,000 lives saved by Raoul Wallenberg”. All the collected signatures will be presented to the Secretary General of the United Nations to urge the solution of one of the most controversial cases in the history of humankind.

Raoul Wallenberg, Honorary Citizen of San Francisco

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors conferred honorary citizenship on Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian-born Jews during World War II. ”Raoul Wallenberg’s example sets a standard of humanitarianism that deserves recognition in generation after generation,” said Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo), who was saved by Wallenberg. ”With this rarely granted honorary citizenship, the City of San Francisco declares that we should all remember and emulate Wallenberg’s legacy of courage, self-sacrifice and compassion.”

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We are looking for people rescued

The IRWF is looking for people rescued and / or relatives of those saved by Wallenberg in Budapest during 1944 – 1945 or by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux or Bayonne in June 1940.

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