April 2007

Holocaust Day between Students and Survivors

Kayla Kaufman, who was saved by Raoul Wallenberg when she was only a young girl, shared an evening with students and staff of Hofstra University for Hillel’s Holocaust Commemoration Program.

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Tribute to Raoul Wallenberg

Nachas Health and Family Services reached out to the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation to organize a tribute in honor of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat missing since January 1945 after saving the lives of tens of thousands of Jews and other persecuted by the Nazism during World War II. Among their database of over six thousand Holocaust survivors, Nachas found that many survivors had been rescued by Wallenberg.

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Saviors on the Screen

The JCC in Manhattan and The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day by honoring men and women who risked their lives to save others through their annual program ”Saviors on the Screen.” Hundreds of educators, students and general public enjoyed the screening of three documentaries carefully selected for the occasion.

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La Nación. A Mural for Remembrance

On the 19th. of April, 1943, the uprising of the ghetto of Warsow began and, on another 19th of April, but this time in 1997, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires a commemorative mural was placed, in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

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Haaretz.com. Beisky’s court of the righteous

Before completing work on the film ”Schindler’s List” in 1993, director Steven Spielberg’s secretary phoned Justice Moshe Beisky. She invited him to participate in the filming of the final scene, in which some of the Jews who were rescued in the Holocaust thanks to the efforts of German industrialist Oskar Schindler are seen visiting his grave in Jerusalem, alongside the actors who played them in the film. Beisky, however, turned down the invitation.

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Chicago Tribune. Israel, Poland Mark Holocaust Day

JERUSALEM — Sirens sounded across Israel Monday morning, bringing life to a standstill as millions of Israelis observed a moment of silence to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

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The New York Times. A Filipino-American Effort to Harbor Jews Is Honored

CINCINNATI, Feb. 12 – It was a time when Jews were frantic to get out of Germany, risking voyages to places they were not sure would accept them and finding doors closed almost everywhere.

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Raoul Wallenberg Day in the educational agenda of the City of Buenos Aires

On April, Thursday 19th, 2007 the Legislative body of the City of Buenos Aires passed Act 2.307 through which it was ordered that a Raoul Wallenberg Day (August 4, date of birth) be included in the educational agenda of the city. This was also ordered by Act 2.088 of September 14, 2006. The Project was proposed by deputy Jorge Enriquez and voted by all present deputies except for deputy Noemí Oliveto who voted against.