June 26, 2004

Hungarian heroes remembered (Buenos Aires Herald)


Herald Photo – Marina Rico Ballesteros

The Raoul Wallenberg Foundation presented the Hungarian Embassy with the sculpture ”Homage to Raoul Wallenberg” to remember Hungarian survivors of World War II and saviours of people presecuted by Nazism.

During WWII Wallenberg organized a clandestine operation in Budapest to save Jews condemned to die at the hands of the Third Reich. After he succesfully helped rescue 100,000 people, he was arrested and disappeared on January 17, 1945.

Artist Norma D’Ippolito (left) awards Ambassador Ferenc Szönyi (centre) the Walenberg Tribute sculpture, with Gustavo Jalife from the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation on the right