October 24, 2012

Tribute to Raoul Wallenberg


In La Plata

The City of La Plata yesterday paid tribute to Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who rescued thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust, as La Plata Mayor Oscar Bruera, businessman Eduardo Eurnekian and Baruj Tenembaum unveiled a memorial bust in a square located in front of the Teatro Argentino. Eurnekian and Tenembaum are the President and founder of the Wallenberg Foundation, respectively. The event was attended by Israeli Ambassador Dorit Shavit  and her Swedish counterpart Charlotte Wrangberg. Bruera said he was thrilled to have “this magnificent bronze statue that honours a person who has been a symbol of solidarity and peace.” The sculpture was designed by Argentine artist Gerónimo Villalba and was donated by the Wallenberg Foundation.