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- Moving ceremony organized by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation
On 4 August a ceremony took place at the Raoul Wallenberg monument in Buenos Aires to pay homage to the diplomat that saved thousands persecuted by Nazism. The ceremony brought together Natalio Wengrower, Rafael Eldad, Guillermo Nielsen and Father Horacio Moreno.
- Yesterday the Government abolished a harmful and racist order
Argentine President abolished a 1938 order by which Jews, persecuted by the Nazi Regime, were banned from entering the country.
President Néstor Kirchner abolished a 1938 confidential document which limited the entering of Jews and people persecuted by the Nazis into Argentina, yesterday.
He did so together with Foreign Minister, Rafael Bielsa, and Interior Minister, Aníbal Fernández, [...]
- Controversial plaque will be removed from the foreign affairs ministry
Luis H. Irigoyen is included in a homage for those who fought against the Holocaust, even though he left a hundred Argentine citizens at the mercy of Nazism. In a few hours the plaque will be removed from the building.
Luis H.Irigoyen was the Secretary of the Embassy in Berlin during the Nazi regime. In [...]
- An immoral order sent thousands of Jews to their deaths
In 1938 the Argentine Foreign Ministry prohibited Nazi victims from obtaining refuge in this country. There is a moral obligation to repeal this order
The Wallenberg Foundation has started a massive campaign to gain support for the Argentine Foreign Ministry to overturn secret ”Directive 11” issued in 1938, which prohibited granting refuge to Jews who fled [...]
- Homage to a ”hero” who left 100 Jews to their own devices
Luis H. Irigoyen is one name among several on a plaque commemorating Holocaust heroes despite the fact that he gave a hundred Argentines over to Nazism. Government authorities may have his name removed.
Luis. H. Irigoyen was Secretary to the Argentine Embassy in Berlin during the Nazi period. In 1943, Third Reich officials approached the embassy [...]