May 8, 2012

May 2012

Video Released Thanking President Obama for his Recognition of Raoul Wallenberg

The IRWF, in response to President Barak Obama’s televised message exclusively dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg on the occasion of his centennial, produced a special video thanking the President for his heartfelt message and support. The message was delivered by the Chairman of the IRWF, Mr. Eduardo Eurnekian.
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Hungarian Foreign Minister pays tribute to Raoul Wallenberg

On Monday, May 14 Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Janos Martonyi, visited Raoul Wallenberg’s memorial statue in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr. Martonyi was invited by the IRWF as part of its ongoing schedule of activities for the centennial celebration of Raoul Wallenberg’s birth. Foreign Minister Martonyi laid a floral arrangement and called for a minute of silence to pay tribute to the diplomat who accomplished one of the most extraordinary humanitarian feats in modern history.

Other notables at the memorial service included Pál Varga Koritár, Ambassador of Hungary in Argentina; Oscar Vicente, Chairman of the NGO Casa Argentina in Israel Holy Land; Nicholas Tozer, Member of the Board of the Wallenberg Foundation, New York; Thomas Kertesz, saved by Wallenberg in 1944; and Robert Urban, representing Mr. Eduardo Eurnekian, Chairman of the Wallenberg Foundation.

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Centenarian to be honored for saving Jews in WWII

Abe Meth, a Hungarian Jew who was saved from Nazi persecution by Raoul Wallenberg in 1944 and who aided Wallenberg’s subsequent rescue efforts by forging Schutzpasses for other Jews, will turn 100 years old this year on June 3rd. The IRWF celebrated his birthday by awarding him with a letter of recognition for his lifetime of accomplishments and for his efforts during WWII that helped save thousands of Jewish lives.

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“He exemplifies the best of the rescuers”

Following the commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg, one of the Righteous Among the Nations who saved thousands of Jews in World War II, a homage to Argentina was held, which was attended by directors of the Foundation Raoul Wallenberg and the Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi, among others. Nicholas Tozer, general secretary of the Foundation, spoke to Radio Jai, and was a part of the initiative to achieve “a more consolidated democracy,” which uses educational programs in primary schools to explain to children about the need to combat anti-Semitism.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation makes a significant announcement at the International Academic Conference “Raoul Wallenberg – the Humanitarian of the 20th Century”, held in Moscow

The announcement was made on May 28th, 2012 before the plenary of the Conference by Pastor Annemarie Werner, the representative of the IRWF in Berlin. The packed audience attending the conference included scholars, diplomats, researchers, and government officials from various countries.

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