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Wallenberg Foundation Awards Slovak Holocaust Rescuers

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation announces the bestowal of the “Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Medal” upon the President of Slovakia, Ivan Gasparovic. The ceremony will take place in Bratislava, on 14 March, 4:45 p.m., at the Presidential Palace.

The Wallenberg Centennial Medal pays tribute to the Slovak Holocaust Rescuers who helped save the lives of persecuted people during one of the most tragic chapters of modern history. Messrs. Eduardo Eurnekian and Baruch Tenembaum, Chairman and Founder of the IRWF, respectively, will attend the ceremony. “This distinction is a feeble attempt to emphasize the courage of more than 500 Slovak men and women who, at great personal risk, remained true to their high standard of personal morals, stretching a caring hand to those in need, sharing with them their struggle, their passion and their tragedy.”, says Eurnekian.

The mission of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is to develop educational programs and public awareness campaigns based on the values of solidarity and civic courage, ethical cornerstones of the Saviors of the Holocaust. “The guiding example of the Rescuers remains an everlasting beacon of hope that teaches us that individuals can make a difference, even in the most stressing and dangerous situations.”, states Tenembaum. The year 2012 marked the centenary of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who helped save the lives of thousands of persecuted people during the Holocaust. Wallenberg disappeared after being arrested by the Soviet army in January 1945.

In tribute to his heroic legacy the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation has carried out numerous activities around the world with the support of more than 300 heads of state. The Wallenberg Foundation announced a reward of 500.000 dollars for any person or entity that can provide solid verifiable information on the whereabouts of Wallenberg and his chauffeur, Vilmos Langfelder. The announcement was made at a meeting with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. As part of the celebrations President Barack Obama became the first US President to issue a televised address devoted entirely to Raoul Wallenberg. This unprecedented gesture has served to elevate the recognition of righteous humanitarian action, and sets an example that we hope is embraced with good will by other world leaders. Source: IRWF

5 Comments for “Wallenberg Foundation Awards Slovak Holocaust Rescuers”

  1. Dave C.

    George – The new Argie Papa – This guy could spell trouble. The Argie president has an audience with him before he is actually crowned ( or whatever) about opening discussions over the Falklands despite the recent referendum results, although what it has to do with the RC mafia is beyond me. The lads had better get a move on building the new carriers and Cameron should order the F35s and Sea-Typoons to go on them and the six type 45s the Tories cancelled- I think we will need them sooner than expected, unless of course he wants to emulate Thatchers’ clowns and have to scrape together a force AFTER the Argies have landed. The merest hint of a Papal blessing and we will have to spill blood.
    The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo are the latest to join the opposition to Pope Frank, he was in cahoots with the Junta and did nothing about the “disappeared”. He “grassed up” a fellow priest to the Argie secret police. God knows what other skeltons he has hidden.
    He has said he wants ” a poor church for the poor” just before retiring into the Vatican treasure house, no doubt to go over the books and maybe order a new, custom built helicopter or two.

  2. slimsedg

    This should have been awarded to a to a Slovak displaying those same qualities today, as his 500 forbears. Giving it to ‘Gaspo the greedy’ who is the complete antithesis of these qualities, is shameful.
    What has come over the trustees of this foundation, Back in the day Gaspo would have more likely been handing out the 1 way train tickets, to buy favor with the new occupiers, than taking any great personal risk.

  3. Dave C.

    ” In recognition of the 500 Slovaks who remained true to their high standard of person morals”
    Mmmmmm …….. there are about the same number of them now by all accounts. A very rare breed indeed.

    Why give Gaspar this? What next Hindley to get “Baby sitter of the year award”?

  4. George M

    As we have no Pope thread to chew over ….

    You just have to laugh at these moronic Slowvak comments as Slowvak politicians and religious representatives have been reacting to the election of Frank the First of Argentina to head the Roman-Catholic Church, as Pope.

    PM Bob Fico congratulated him, wishing him many good decisions.

    Just like the `good decision` Bob made to join up with the robber baron SNS and Vlad the Meciar party in his first government ….and also his `good decision` to pursue some poor, beaten young girl for over 6 years using the police and the courts, like she would some Mafia Chief .

    The Slovak Foreign Ministry informed the us that it was convinced that Pope Francis would be a strong moral authority for the modern globalised world, pushing through in a versatile way understanding and solidarity among nations and supporting the expanding dialogue among cultures and religions.

    Yea right , Pope Frank was telling the Argie people a few years ago, to seek revenge for the blood of their fellow fallen brothers, after they had their bums kick in the Falklands war .

    President Ivan Gašparovič expressed his belief that Francis’ pontificate will contribute to further improvement of bilateral ties between Slovakia and the Holy See.

    Stupid old buffer . What does `Bilateral ties` mean anyone know ? What does the Vatican actually export, other than 17th century religion and pervert priests??

    Head of the Conference of Bishops of Slovakia, Archbishop Stanislav Zvolenský, expressed surprise at the prompt election of the new pope, adding that he was nonetheless happy about it.

    Hardly a ringing endorsement of the New Pope Frank eh ? Not a nice Ayran person to touch flesh with perhaps ?

    Slovak priest Ivan Rupnik, who like the new pope is a Jesuit and who knows Francis personally, described him as a man of deep faith who respected the Marian belief, and has “strong social feeling”.

    Bread and water, Sack cloth and sandals wearing man then ? …….I think not .

    The leader of the hand wringing, Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) party, Ján Figeľ, commented that in the person, life story and chosen name of Francis, the title God’s Servant has an even stronger expression.

    Mr Brown nosing as ever Uncle Jan ….BTW Mate, found a buyer for that 200k flat the Taxpayer and your KDH mates on the Old Town, gave to you for 3 grand yet ?

  5. George M

    ….so Ivan `The Terrible` Gasparovic, gets this badge for what exactly ??

    Just being Slowvak perhaps ??

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