August 4, 2010

Wallenberg’s Birthday Celebrated Across the World

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation celebrated Wallenberg’s 98th Birthday from its offices in Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, and New York.

Numerous Holocaust survivors reunited on August 4th at the headquarters of Casa Argentina en Israel Tierra Santa (CAITS) in Buenos Aires. Tomas Kertesz, one of the Wallenberg survivors, was in charge of blowing the candles, while the Happy Birthday song was sang. Members of the Board and many friends of the IRWF and CAITS were present for the occasion.

The IRWF’s delegations in Israel and the U.S. placed flowers at the monuments dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg in Tel Aviv and New York.

Wallenberg’s birthday celebration was also organized in the Raoul Wallenberg School in Babahoyo, Ecuador, with the participation of the school’s teachers and students.