February 10, 2011

January 2011

Raoul Wallenberg Award 2010 goes to Beate and Serge Klarsfeld

On Sunday, January 16, 2011, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation presented the 2010 Raoul Wallenberg Award to Beate and Serge Klarsfeld in recognition of their devotion to document the Holocaust and their relentless commitment to educate the young generations. The prize was presented at the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, France.
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January 17, the day of Wallenberg´s disappearance, commemorated around the world

On January 17, 1945, Wallenberg left Budapest bound for Debrecen where he was to have a meeting with the Soviet army officials to discuss the post-war Hungary. It is still not clear what happened to him after that. This year, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) and many organizations worldwide marked the 66th anniversary of his disappearance.
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Raoul Wallenberg was remembered in Budapest

Raoul Wallenberg was remembered in Budapest on the day of his disappearance. The commemorative event was opened by Dr. JozsefSebes, chairman of the Hungarian Raoul Wallenberg Association following by the reading of the greeting letters written by Larry Pfeffer, chief organizer of International Rescuer Day and Baruch Tenembaum, founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. The speakers of the event were Her Excellency Cecilia Bjorner, Ambassador of Sweden and Dr. EndreMarinovich, President of the AntallJozsef Society.
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Minister Kenney issues statement on Raoul Wallenberg Day

The Honorable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism issued the following statement commemorating January 17th celebrated as the Raoul Wallenberg Day in Canada:“Raoul Wallenberg Day is an opportunity to remember the Holocaust and to pay tribute, not only to its victims, but to one of its heroes. By remembering the actions of Raoul Wallenberg, we reaffirm our commitment to fight against the evils of racism, and anti-Semitism.”
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Speaking to One Another: Personal Memories of the Past in Armenia and Turkey

In the Press

Wallenberg and Isaak are still worth fighting for
The highs and lows in the Raoul Wallenberg mystery
Film about Briton who saved Jewish children premiers
One laptop per child in Karabakh
The Legacy of a Bloodbath: Black January and the Pogroms of Baku