February 2007

Hundreds of Holocaust Survivors, Rescuers and Liberators attended commemoration event at Carnegie Hall

Hundreds of Holocaust survivors and liberators along with families of several rescuers were among those attending the Partners of Hope Concert at Carnegie Hall, on February 5th as guests, making this one of the largest gatherings of its kind in recent years.

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Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories on the Anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s disappearance

Park East Synagogue and The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation presented ”Remembering Raoul Wallenberg: Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories”, to recognize the anniversary of the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who selflessly rescued tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis.

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The New York Times. A Holocaust Commemoration Both Somber and Hopeful

DAVID WROE is a bit too British to rhapsodize about his good fortune, but he will let on that he never expected a career in New Jersey to get this good.

”In short, it’s a thrill to get my hands on such quality players,” Mr. Wroe, the 42-year-old conductor of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, said recently. ”I could have ended up in the nether lands of community theater.”

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The New York Sun. Celebrating Survivors

Looking for a bright side to the Holocaust may seem like an idea too grim to contemplate, but something along these lines is at the root of an exceptional concert tonight at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. The event, titled ”Partners of Hope,” will celebrate the heroic and selfless rescue efforts of the many who risked their lives to bring to safety Jews and others targeted by the Nazis for extinction.

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The Sofía Weekly. Carnegie Hall Recalls Rescue of Bulgarian Jews

Lifestyle: 6 February 2007, Tuesday. A grandiose concert at Carnegie Hall, New York, recognized those who displayed extraordinary courage to save Jews from genocide during World War II and the role of Bulgaria, in particular.

”The rescue of the Bulgarian Jews is one of the most outstanding exploits of the Bulgarian people during the years of the World War II,” reads the address of President Georgi Parvanov. The letter was addressed to the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, a co-organizer of the ”Partners of Hope” concert.

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UN News Centre. Department of public information to support International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation’s ‘Partners Of Hope’ concert at Carnegie Hall

Honouring Bravery and Humanitarianism: Stories of Rescue during Holocaust

The Department of Public Information’s Holocaust and the United Nations outreach programme is collaborating with the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation on the ”Partners of Hope” concert at Carnegie Hall on 5 February at 8 p.m. This concert will recognize those who displayed extraordinary courage to save Jews from genocide during World War II. Shashi Tharoor, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, will highlight the role of the then National Assembly of Bulgaria in preventing the deportation of Bulgarian Jews, saving nearly all Bulgarian Jews from certain death.

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The Jewish Press. The Jews Of Portugal: Contemporary Sites And Events Aristides de Sousa Mendes: A Moral Model For The World

The history of the Jews in Portugal, so imbued with the tragedy of the Inquisition (as outlined in the first article of this series), is especially unique if we consider that during the Holocaust, Portugal served as one of the main escape routes for Jews fleeing the Nazis.

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Raoul Wallenberg – or another Swede?

As we all know, sound decision making depends on good information and in-depth analysis. Unfortunately, over long stretches of time the Raoul Wallenberg investigation has enjoyed neither. The question is: Was the failure to implement a systematic research approach and to correlate important details in any way intentional or simply due to overwhelming Cold War pressures? Or both?

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Calendar of Events

  • February 27: Opening of the exhibit ”Diplomats of Mercy.” New York, USA.
  • February 28: Anniversary of Antonio Quarracino’s Passing, Metropolitan Cathedral. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • March 1: Seminar about the Life and Symbolic Fate of Raoul Wallenberg. Budapest, Hungary.
  • March 2: Pedagogical Seminar ”Raoul Wallenberg – One Man Can Make a Difference.” Budapest, Hungary.
  • March 2: April 29: Exhibition ”Raoul Wallenberg – One Man Can Make a Difference.” Budapest, Hungary.
  • March 5: Ben Olander at R. W. Academy for Young Leaders, Göteborg Gymnasieskola, Sweden.
  • March 9: Presentation of ”One Person can Make a Difference” Educational Program. New York, USA.
  • March 11: Screening of ”Searching for Wallenberg.” Brooklyn, USA.
  • March 15 – May 6: ”Light in the Darkness: Raoul Wallenberg and the rescue of the Budapest Jews 1944/45.” Bretteb, Germany
  • March 22: Screening of the documentary ”The Dead Are Good Men.” Budapest, Hungary.
  • March 22: Lecture ”From the Murder of Wallenberg to the Jewish trials in Budapest.” Budapest, Hungary.

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