October 25, 2012

Bust of Raoul Wallenberg was unveiled in Argentina


The Mayor of the city of La Plata, Pablo Bruera and Eduardo Eurnekian, President of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation unveiled a bust of the Swedish hero Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of lives during World War II.

Baruch Tenembaum, founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, also participated in the event.

Bruera said he was “thrilled to have this magnificent piece of bronze which pays homage to a person who highlights solidarity and peace”.

Eurnekian stated: “It is my desire that this piece stays as a reminder of one of the greatest heroes of modern history, and preserved as a timeless symbol of actions of who extended a helping hand to the needy neighbor”.

The tribute, in the year of the centenary of his birth, took place at the intersection of the streets 51 and 10, and counted with the presence of the ambassadors Charlotte Wrangberg of Sweden and Dorit Shavit, from Israel.

The work is a piece of bronze of 75 cm height designed by the Argentine artist Gerónimo Villalba and donated by the Wallenberg Foundation to the city of La Plata.

Translation: IRWF