June 2007

Archiving Stories That Will Live On and On

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation to Seek Help From the Holocaust Survivors

New York City, NY. – The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) invites Holocaust Survivors who know, met or were saved by Raoul Wallenberg into its new major project, Documenting Wallenberg-An Archive of Testimonials. Relatives of those Survivors, who are familiar with Wallenberg’s rescue story, are also welcomed to the project.

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Peter Zwack: Lajos and his shoes

The following excerpts are part of Anne Marshall Zwack’s book about her husband ”If you wear Galoshes, You ‘are an Émigré”, published by Ab Ovo Publishing House in 2001.

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Tribute to the Saviors of the Holocaust at the Embassy of Austria

On Thursday June 14th, at the Embassy of Austria in Buenos Aires, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the Embassy of Austria, presented the ”The Righteous of Austria” exhibition which pays tribute to those people who practiced values of solidarity and civic courage to assist to people who were persecuted by the Nazism during the period of the Holocaust.

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The Raoul Wallenberg award was presented in Tel Aviv to Ms Rachel Bernheim

The Swedish Ambassador to Israel – Mr Robert Rydberg, hosted the ceremony that took place at the Swedish Embassy in Tel Aviv on Wednesday 6, June. Also present were the Argentinean Ambassador to Israel, Dr. Atilio Molteni, Mr Shmuel Leillen, of the Spanish Speaking Friends of the Tel Aviv University, members of Ms Bernheim’s family as well as members of the IRWF, headed by Mr Danny Rainer, of the Executive Board.

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The Local. Wallenberg monument vandalized

A new monument to Raoul Wallenberg has been vandalized just one week after it was unveiled in Gothenburg by Kofi Annan, Göteborgs-Posten reports.

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Los Angeles Times. Eichmann’s passport bearing alias discovered in Argentina

The well-preserved document adds a key artifact to the historical record on the engineer of the Holocaust.

BUENOS AIRES — In the passport photo he is a balding figure with round spectacles, his bow tie slightly askew, his expression sober, tinged with a trace of irritation, as if this whole exercise was below one’s dignity.

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The New York Sun. Notables Give Nod To the Efforts Of Bergson Group

Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, Mayor Koch, author Pete Hamill, and others gathered at Fordham University yesterday to remember the Bergson Group, activists who sought American support for rescuing European Jewry.

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Wallenberg Memorial Seminar

It is well known that the R.W. Memorial Centre in Washington keeps more than 150 literary and documentary books on file, while the number of publications is over a thousand. The writings deal not only with Wallenberg’s activity, but also discuss in great depth his personality, his methods of working, and his environment.

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A High School Teacher Guides Students to a New Way of Social Giving Back

How Ms. Jasmina Thomson Combines Her Efforts in Teaching, Learning and Volunteering

New York, NY — Jasmina Thomson, an English teacher at New Milford High School in Connecticut, takes an innovative teaching method to challenge her students’ critical thinking, research skills and sense of justice.

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Calendar of Events

JUNE 1: Souza Dantas was named ”Righteous Among the Nations”

  • Souza Dantas was in charge of the Brazilian diplomatic mission in France for 20 years.

JUNE 3: Anniversary of Angelo Roncalli’s Passing

  • Roncalli – who would become Pope John XXIII – played a pivotal role in saving the lives of thousands of Jews while serving as the papal representative to Turkey during World War II.

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