July 4, 2014

Eduardo Eurnekian receives recognition at the US Congress

Eduardo Eurnekian, president of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, will receive a public recognition at the US Congress next 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 will take place at the Congress of the United States. Members of the Senate, House of Representatives, diplomats, artists, intellectuals and community leaders will attend 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, will attend the event along with Wallenberg’s sister, Mrs. Nina Lagergren.

Eurnekian will receive 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, will be 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.