November 5, 1999

Uruguay paid homage to Raoul Wallenberg

On Friday, November 5, 1999, in the Ricaldoni avenue, between Lord Ponsoby and Jorge Canning streets, Montevideo, Uruguay, the inauguration ceremony of a public space in homage to Raoul Wallenberg (1912 – ?) was held.

The meeting was organized by the Montevideo City Council and the Israel Central Committee of Uruguay (ICCU) sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the adhesion of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. National, municipal, diplomatic, communal and religious authorities participated in the ceremony.

Juan Kerekes, President of the Israeli Hungarian community, and Mariano Arana, Mayor of Montevideo spoke.

Saúl Gilvich, President of the ICCU, and Sigmund Sternberg, President of the Sternberg Center in London unveiled the plaque.

The IRWF is an educational enterprise of the non-governmental organization Casa Argentina en Jerusalem. Gerald Ford, former president of the United States of America; Vaclav Havel, President of the Czech Republic and Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize, are among its members.