THE INTERNATIONAL RAOUL WALLENBERG FOUNDATION WILL RENDER HOMAGE TO THE ARMENIAN RESCUERS
Society - 24 February 2015, 13:00
The Board of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF)
has decided to create a Memorial Plaque to pay tribute to the brave
Armenian women and men who reached-out to the victims of Holocaust.
To date, 24 Armenians have been officially recognized as Righteous
among the Nations, but many more stories are waiting to be revealed.
Researchers from the IRWF are collecting and evaluating information
regarding additional Armenian rescuers, whose feats have not been
hitherto properly documented.
In a special statement, Mr. Eduardo Eurnekian, Chairman of the
International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation has elaborated further:
"Despite the small size of the Armenian nation, the share of Armenian
rescuers is remarkable, exemplifying the spirit of solidarity of this
ancient people. The Wallenberg Foundation is proud to have embarked
in a two-pronged quest to unveil unknown cases of rescue protagonized
by Armenians and paying tribute to those who have been recognized and
those who are still awaiting recognition. The decision of the IRWF to
create a specially designed Memorial Plaque is our way to recognize
their courageous deeds and say thanks to these heroes".
The commemorative plaques will be affixed in major cities of the world.
The Armenian Association of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, which headquarters are
adjacent to the St. Nicholas Monastery will be the first house to
host the commemorative plaque.
The same will be unveiled in a special ceremony at a future date to