April 9, 2015

February 2015

A symbolic and moving gathering at the Swedish Ambassador residence in Buenos Aires

A meaningful gathering took place on 25 February, 2015 at the residence of the Swedish Ambassador in Buenos Aires to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg. Many ambassadors attended the event and Ambassador Al-Nadaf delivered the opening speech  (Spanish) with a brief, precise and moving recapitulation of Wallenberg’s mission and deeds. The closing words were delivered by Tomas Kertesz (87), who thrilled the audience by recalling his experiences as a youth persecuted by the Nazis while serving as one of Wallenberg’s assistants.

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An article about the event at the Swedish Embassy in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — In the 70th anniversary year of his disappearance in Russia, Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, was honored at Sweden’s embassy in Buenos Aires. Wednesday’s tribute organized by Argentina’s Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the Swedish Embassy in Argentina was led by Tomas Kertesz, a survivor of the Budapest ghetto who met with Wallenberg in his effort to save Jews; the Swedish ambassador to Argentina, Gufran Al-Nadaf; and the Jewish-Argentine writer Marcos Aguinis.

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New company for the airports in Tuscany

In Italy Toscana Aeroporti is the new company managed by the corporation led by President Eduardo Eurnekian Chairman of the IRWF. An article on the Italian press about the new merge.



The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation will posthumously pay tribute to Manuel Quezon, President of the Philippines

About 1,200 European Jews fled to the Philippines between 1937 and 1941, escaping the Nazi persecution. Manuel Quezon, the first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, and a group of Americans including future US president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, addressed the mass migration of European Jews to the Philippines. In tribute to the gesture of President Quezon, the board of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation decided unanimously to posthumously award upon him the Raoul Wallenberg Medal, in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and pursuit ​​of solidarity and civic courage.

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The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation will pay tribute to the Armenian rescuers

The Board of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) has decided to create a Memorial Plaque to pay tribute to the brave Armenian women and men who reached-out to the victims of Holocaust. To date, 24 Armenians have been officially recognized as Righteous among the Nations, but many more stories are waiting to be revealed. The decision of the IRWF to create a specially designed Memorial Plaque is the way to thank these heroes and to recognize their courageous deeds. The Armenian Association of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, which headquarters are adjacent to the St. Nicholas Monastery will be the first house to receive the commemorative plaque.

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