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- 5 Lawmakers Arrested at Darfur Protest
WASHINGTON – Five members of Congress were jailed Friday after protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy over atrocities in the embattled Darfur region.
”The slaughter of the people of Darfur must end,” Rep. Tom Lantos (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., a Holocaust survivor who founded the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, said from the embassy steps before his [...]
- Argentine Historian Requests Repeal of 1938 Antisemitic Directive
Buenos Aires (AP). 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.
This directive was reportedly never formally repealed.
The historian, a son and grandson of Argentine diplomats, recalls that his own [...]
- U.S. Congress Renders Tribute to Baruch Tenembaum
”Living Proof That One Man Can Make a Difference”
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 13, 2003–On Thursday, October 16th 2003, Baruch Tenembaum, the founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) will receive a tribute from the U.S. Congress in the Washington office of Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA). This tribute, traditionally reserved for luminaries who have exhibited exemplary [...]
- Raoul Wallenberg commemorated with second monument in hometown
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from deportation to Nazi death camps, was commemorated Thursday with a second monument – a bronze briefcase representing the one he used to carry Swedish passports to Jews to help them escape the Nazis.
The briefcase, engraved with Wallenberg’s initials, was unveiled at [...]