Eduardo Eurnekian, president of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, received a public recognition at the US Congress on 9 July, coinciding with the posthumous presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who helped save thousands of persecuted by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
The ceremony took place at the Congress of the United States. Members of the Senate, House of Representatives, diplomats, artists, intellectuals and community leaders attended to recognize the work of the Argentine businessman for his work devoted to promote the values of solidarity and civic courage, ethical cornerstones of the rescuers of the Holocaust. Baruch Tenembaum, founder of the Wallenberg Foundation, attended the event along with Wallenberg’s sister, Mrs. Nina Lagergren. Perla Graisman, IRWF Global Development Director attended the ceremony as a special guest of Eduardo Eurnekian.
Eurnekian received the art piece “Guardian of the Legacy of the Saviors”, by renowned architect and sculptor Frank Meisler. “This is a unique specimen, registered in honor of Eduardo Eurnekian.”
On the occasion, the upcoming recording of a tango, for the first time ever, dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg, was announced. “Dramatic End”, composed by the renowned musician Horacio Malvicino, guitarist in various ensambles of Astor Piazzolla, with whom he recorded 15 records. The lyrics were written by a celebrated Argentinean singer, Chico Novarro and world famous singer, Susana Rinaldi, will perform the song.