June 2005

argentina eliminates two unfortunate remains of its past

On Wednesday June 8th, 2005, a ceremony held by national president Néstor Kirchner in the Salón Sur of Government House, issued a decree repealing a strictly confidential document that was deeply discriminatory and had been hidden for the last sixty six years.

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buenos aires herald. a vicious circular

Many people date Argentina’s problems with the rest of the world back to the debt default of late 2001, and with good reason, but in order to really come to grips with the question of where Argentina went wrong, it is necessary to delve into the history of the previous century.

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el país. argentina removes an old stain

After the victory of the Allies, Argentina became a haven for persons who had been part of Adolf Hitler’s regime. Several Jewish organizations have endeavored to find out whether this collaboration went beyond the granting of safe havens.

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clarin. controversial secret law discriminatory of jews repealed

Even though he was silent during the entire ceremony, President Néstor Kirchner was present at the ceremony, yesterday in which the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rafael Bielsa repealed a controversial secret circular issued by his Ministry.

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infobae. yesterday the government abolished a harmful and racist order

Argentine President eliminated a 1938 order by which Jews, persecuted by the Nazi Regime, were banned from entering the country.

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interfaith report

Complete Report of interfaith activities.

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monsignor beniamino schivo, savior

With the courageous efforts of heroes such as Father Beniamino Schivo, the rector of a seminary in Citta di Castello, 85% of Italy’s 45,000 Jews were saved from the Nazis during World War II. The following is the story of one of those families.

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the guardians of holland

It was the Miep and Jan Gies the couple who helped Anna Frank’s family and other people hide when the Nazis occupied Holland.

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appeal to people rescued by saviors of humanity

The IRWF is looking for Holocaust Survivors rescued by Raoul Wallenberg, Sousa Mendes, Souza Dantas, Carl Lutz or any other Savior of Humanity during WWII.

Please contact irwf@irwf.org