February 2004

Wallenberg was remembered on a new anniversary of his disappearance

On 17 January 2004 the 59th anniversary of the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg, arrested by the Soviet army in 1945, took place.

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Repercussions of Wallenberg´s anniversary in the press all over the world

Many articles were published to commemorate the 59th anniversary of Wallenberg’s disappearance. Among them an editorial of the Argentine newspaper LA NACION and a letter by Baruch Tenembaum to the prestigious publication of London THE JEWISH CHRONICLE.

Read the editorial of La Nacion newspaper, ”Wallenberg, that hero without a grave”.

Read the letter by Baruch Tenembaum to The Jewish Chronicle.

Raoul Wallenberg at school

We have been implementing the educational program ”Wallenberg at School” in South America for the past three years. The initiative has the aim of preserving individual freedoms by taking as role models the actions of solidarity of thousands of saviors during the Second World War. After the success obtained in South America, we are now starting to implement the program in the United States and other countries. We invite scholars, holocaust survivors and people saved by Raoul Wallenberg to join us in this mission.

If you are interested in having the “Wallenberg at School” program at your school, contact us at irwf@irwf.org. If you are interested in volunteering to lecture, be part of a panel, or help in any other way, contact us at irwf@irwf.org. For an upcoming lecture, we are currently looking for people in Charleston, South Carolina. For future programs, we need people throughout the U.S. More information about the program.

Raoul Wallenberg around the world

If you want to include your homage to Raoul Wallenberg on our ”Raoul Wallenberg around the world” index, send us the information to: irwf@irwf.org. It can be an artistic piece, the naming of an institution or public space, a ceremony or conference, the launching of stamps or other initiatives that can be considered of interest to enlarge the world guide.

Sanz Briz, the angel of Budapest

During the Second World War Hitler was not the only leader of a totalitarian regime in Europe. Benito Mussolini ruled Italy, António de Oliveira Salazar ruled Portugal and Francisco Franco ruled Spain.

All these governments had the systematic violation of individual freedoms as well as racial, religious and political persecutions as common denominator.

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Campaign to pay homage to Peruvian saviors

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) has launched an international campaign to search for the names of the Peruvian saviors in order to pay homage to them.

More than 50 Heads of State, Nobel Prize laureates, Governors and distinguished personalities accompany the IRWF in educating the new generations about the exemplifying behavior of the saviors during the Holocaust.

”The Peruvian heroes deserve the same international acknowledgement than the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, Nuncio Angelo Roncalli and the Portuguese Aristides de Sousa Mendes, among many other distinguished per! sonalities of world history”, mentioned Mr. Baruch Tenembaum, founder of the IRWF.

The Wallenberg Foundation invites the Peruvian people to send all relevant information about those people who risked their lives to save the persecuted during the Nazi regime, probably diplomats stationed in Europe during the Second World War. Photographs, documents and other information will be received at the New York branch of the IRWF , located at 34 East 67th street, 2nd floor – New York, NY 11238 – USA – Email: irwf@irwf.org. Fax: 212 553 6262 – Tel: 212 737 3275 – www.raoulwallenberg.net

Meeting in Jerusalem with Minister saved by Wallenberg

Louise von Dardel, Raoul Wallenberg’s niece , met in Jerusalem with Yosef (Tomy) Lapid, Minister of Justice of Israel and Holocaust survivor saved by Raoul Wallenberg in 1944. The meeting took place at the Minister’s office thanks to the intervention of the IRWF.

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