January 13, 2014

November 2013

The President of Greece Karolos Papoulias received the Raoul Wallenberg medal

On November 18, 2013, the IRWF presented the “Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Medal” to the President of Greece, Karolos Papoulias, in recognition of his contribution to the protection of human rights and his devotion in defending the memory of Jews who were the victims of Nazi atrocities. In his acceptance speech  President Papoulias said that human rights and democratic freedoms are being tested in an unacceptable manner and repeated the statement he made last July when he visited Auschwitz saying that “those who deny this sacrifice of thousands of European citizens cannot be a part of the European family”. After the honoring ceremony Mr. Papoulias met with Greek holocaust survivors Rosa Aser-Pardo, Iosif Ventura, and Eftychia Nahman, and the people that saved them Lydia Theodoraki-Dimaki, Evangelia Kypraiou, and Katia Mavrogeorgiou-Aggelopoulou.
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Park named after Raoul Wallenberg in Peru.
A beautiful park of over five thousand square meters named after Raoul Wallenberg was inaugurated on San Miguel Green Coast, Peru, by the Mayor of the District, Salvador Heresi, Ambassador of Israel, Ephraim Modi and the Honorary Consul General of Sweden, Lars Andrén. Mr. Lars Andrén, appreciated the gesture of Mayor Heresi and recalled the heroism of Wallenberg, and the place of honor he has in the history of universal solidarity. President of the Jewish Association of Peru, León Pardo conveyed that the project advocates against discrimination, xenophobia and anti-Semitism. Ambassador of Israel, Modi Ephraim thanked the Swedish hero on behalf of the thousands of Jews who were saved by him.
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