Due to the 90th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s birthday, Mr. José Weiss, President of the Venezuelan Branch of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, called to participate in the prayer in honor of Raoul Wallenberg, carried out on Friday, August 2nd and celebrated by Rabbi Pynchas Brener at the Israeli Union Synagogue in de San Bernardino.
The Chancellor of Venezuela H.E. Roy Chaderton Matos, the General Director of the State Department Dr. René Arreaza, the Ambassador of Israel Mr. Arie Teneh, the Swedish Consul Robert Rehder and the Hungarian Consul Janos Fenjves, the Ambassador of Mexico, the Ambassador of Venezuela to the UN Mr. Milos Alcalay, the President of the Caiv Dr. Abraham Levy, the President of the Israeli Union Mr. Roberto Groitorescu, the Vice-president of the Zionist Federation Alberto Morjusef, the Directors of the ”Raoul Wallenberg” School Jorge and Isabel Aquino, rabbies, delegates and members of several Venezuelan organizations attended the celebration.
Rabbi Pynchas Brener spoke about the 90th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s birthday. Later the Chancellor of Venezuela, H.E. Roy Chaderton, told the story of Raoul Wallenberg, his heroic and altruistic actions in Budapest and his tragic and mysterious disappearance. After that, he announced the unveiling in the Building of the Academy of the State Department of a commemorative plaque of the disappeared Swedish diplomat in a few weeks.
Dr. Gustavo Arnstein, director of the Nuevo Mundo Israelita newspaper dedicated a special number to Raoul Wallenberg with photographs of the Hero on the cover and allusive articles of the 90th anniversary.
The Venezuelan branch will inaugurate the Raoul Wallenberg kindergarten Unit on September the 18th, becoming the second school in Latin America bearing the name of the Swedish diplomat.