July 2008

The Wallenberg Foundation in Jean Mermoz School

A new presentation of the educational program ”Wallenberg at School” took place on July 8th. Holocaust survivor and IRWF volunteer Myriam Kesler shared her WWII experiences with hundreds of students from the Franco-Argentine school Jean Mermoz. Her lecture was illustrated by an audiovisual presentation specially prepared by students with the guidance of Principal Ana Caro and Professors François Samson and Joël Foussier.

The Croatian Righteous, Heroes of the Holocaust

On Tuesday, 29th of July 2008, the Croatian Embassy in Argentina, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the Subsecretary’s Office of Cultural Heritage of the Government of Buenos Aires opened the exhibit named ”The Croatian Righteous.” The presentation took place in the Golden Salon of the ”Casa de la Cultura” and was in charge of Josefina Delgado, Subsecretary of Cultural Heritage of the Government of Buenos Aires; the Croatian Ambassador, Mira Martinec and the historian José Ignacio García Hamilton, for the Wallenberg Foundation. ”The Croatian Righteous” presents the isolated cases of 39 people – part of a group of 106 men, women, and teenagers – who showed solidarity toward Jews persecuted since the creation of the Nazi-fascist satellite country, in April 1941, known as the Independent State of Croatia. /?en/news/croatian-righteous-heroes.5024.htm