Slovakia: Wallenberg Foundation honors WWII saviors of Jews

Raoul WallenbergThe Federation of Jewish Communities in Slovakia recently received a visit from Baruch Tenembaum  and Eduardo Eurnekian, the leaders of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) which is based in Buenos Aires. Its purpose is to fight against intolerance and xenophobia world-wide.

The foundation is named after Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat in Budapest who saved thousands of European Jews during World War II and mysteriously disappeared in 1945 after being arrested by Russian police. The IRWF is offering a reward of up to US$ 500,000 to anyone who provides relevant  information about Wallenbergs last days and the possible place of his  remains.)

The two IRWF leaders visited Bratislava and were accompanied by the representatives of the Federation of  Jewish Communities in Slovakia to a meeting with Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič. Tenembaum and Eurnekian presented Slovak head of state with the Centennial Raoul Wallenberg Medal, mark the anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg's birth. The medal was given in symbolic recognition of Slovaks who during World War II helped  to save their Jewish neighbors from the Holocaust.

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