October 2005

clarin. The great encyclical that united Jewish and Catholic people

It is the 40th anniversary of a valuable text inspired by John XXIII that was the cornerstone of the interreligious dialogue that was later developed by John Paul II.

Under the sign of interreligious dialogue, a new era was inaugurated by John Paul II according to the principles of the Second Vatican Council, an extraordinary landmark borne from the inspiration of Pope John XXIII, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli.

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Santa Fe paid homage to Baruch Tenembaum

On September 29th 2005, during an event that took place at the White Reception Room of the Government headquarters of Santa Fe, in the city of Rosario, Governor Jorge Obeid handed out the title of Distinguished Citizen of that province to Baruch Tenembaum http//www.raoulwallenberg.net/Tenembaum/english/biographical.htm, founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.

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Bulgarian church receives recognition for saving Jews during WWII

Members of the Bulgarian Church were recognized for their role in stopping the deportations of the Bulgarian Jews to the death camps. The Metropolitan Bishops Stephan and Kiril receive an award in a ceremony following the NY Premiere of the film The Optimists The Story of the Rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust. The documentary focuses on how the Bulgarian people helped their Jewish friends and neighbors and stopped the deportation of the majority of Bulgarian Jews.

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Advocate for Jewish-Christian Relations receives award

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation honored Sister Rose’s tireless work towards promoting Christian-Jewish relations during an event at the Museum of The Jewish Heritage, following a screening and discussion panel of the film ”Sister Rose’s Passion.”

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Educational Program Balance

”Wallenberg at school”

In the midst of 2002 political, economic and social crisis, the ”Raoul Wallenberg at School” Educational Program began to be developed. The Raoul Wallenberg International Foundation’s initiative focuses on a youth-oriented program that seeks to build a learning space from where students can learn about and spread fundamental values towards the consolidation of plural and democratic citizens.

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Artist looks for inspiration in brazilian savior

Renowned Brazilian resident artist Susi Cantarino will create an artwork inspired by the Brazilian diplomat Luiz Martins de Souza Dantas, who saved 800 people from Nazi persecutions during WWII. Mrs. Cantarino volunteered to create this piece, following the Wallenberg Foundation’s appeal to artists suggesting that they express the spirit of the Brazilian hero through their art. Brazilian artist Susi Cantarino is already working on a piece.

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La Nación. Homage

Homage. For the first time in history, an Argentinean Province dedicates a day to the memory of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat savior of tens of thousands of pursued during the Holocaust. In Corrientes, Governor Ricardo Colombi establishes, by a decree, among other concepts, that the 5th. of October of each year will be dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg’s memory, ”one of the greatest saviours of human lives in history”.

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Zenit. On Jewish-Catholic Ties and the Role of John XXIII

Founder of Wallenberg Foundation Gives His Perspective

NEW YORK, OCT. 26, 2005 (Zenit.org http//www.zenit.org/).- A Jewish leader considers the Second Vatican Council’s declaration ”Nostra Aetate” of 40 years ago a landmark that completely redefined relations between Catholics and Jews.

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American States Proclaim Wallenberg Day

Following a suggestion made by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, the states of Nebraska, Connecticut, Michigan, Nevada decided to join the State of New York and commemorate the heroic deeds of Raoul Wallenberg on October 5th, 2005.

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A Chronicle of growing up in the Third Reich, and of the escape to Sweden by Zeev Raphael

I was born on 30 January 1927 in Beckum, a small town near Münster in Westphalia. That happened to be to the day, six years before the Tag der Nationalen Erhebung, which roughly means the Day of National Spiritual Uplift, – i.e. the day Adolf Hitler assumed power in Germany (30 January 1933) and became Reichskanzler. That day was to influence my entire future life. But it also had the pleasant consequence that during my first six school years I enjoyed a day off on my birthday, as the day had been decreed a public holiday…

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Welcome to New Members

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation welcomes Leon Cooper, The Nobel Prize in Physics 1972; Juan Del Granado Cosio, Mayor of La Paz, Bolivia; Hans Eichel, Minister of Finance, Germany; Armando Emilio Guebuza, President of Mozanbique; Kenny C. Guinn, Governor of the State of Nevada, USA; Roland Koch, Minister of the State Hessen, Germany; Renate Kuenast, Minister of Consumer Protection, Nutrition and Agriculture, Germany; David Miller, Mayor of Toronto, Canada; Paco Moncayo Gallegos, Mayor of Quito, Ecuador; Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona, USA; Douglass C. North, The Nobel Prize in Economics 1993; Karlheinz Ospelt, Mayor of Vaduz, Liechtenstein; Petra Roth, Mayor of Frankfurt, Germany; Juergen Ruettgers, Minister of the State Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Germany; Konstantin Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Dir. Rothschild Spain ; Otto Schily, Minister of Interior, Germany; Renate Schmidt, Minister for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth, Germany; Heide Simonis, Minister of the State Schleswig-Holstein, Germany; Peter Struck, Minister of Defense, Germany; Waleter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome, Italy; Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Minister for Economical Cooperation and Development, Germany; Brigitte Zyories, Minister of Justice, Germany; H.E. Mr. Vasile Tarlev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Moldova.

Appeal to Surviving Members of the French Jewish Community who received Spanish Visas in the early 1940s.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, a non-profit foundation that seeks to honor the saviors of the holocaust for their outstanding deeds is looking to gather testimony from Jews in France who received Spanish visas in the early 1940s from the Spanish consulate in Paris.

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