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Argentina Commemorates the International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims

Survivor testimonies at the city of Resitencia

ARGENTINA COMMEMORATES THE INTERNATIONAL DAY IN MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST VICTIMS

The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace participated in an event organized by the Jewish Community in Resistencia, Argentina, where the annual International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims, established by the UN on January 27, 1945, date of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

At the Monument to Humanity in Plaza July 9th, in the city of Resistencia, Argentina, one of the survivors of the Shoah Irene Shwimer of Korytnicki told the horror of her experiences, remembering what she saw everyday: "A sky that was red because of all the deaths."

Architect Leandro Zdero, chief of staff of the city of Resistencia, the provincial deputy Sergio Vallejos, Undersecretary of the province of Chaco, Rodolfo García, architect Alicia Audara of the local government, authorities from the Jewish community and other authorities, who, along with the population, were present during this act of remembrance of the Holocaust victims.

The event began with a speech sent by the Global Ambassador and Activists for Peace, Dr. William Soto Santiago, which were read by the national coordinator of the GEAP in Argentina, Guillermo Rodriguez. After that, the president of the Jewish Community, Bernardo Jaraz, spoke to those present, remembering the Shoah and its victims; Mr. Mario Mariach, leader of the Jewish Community, also expressed emotional words on the remembrance act in memory of the Holocaust victims.

The event ended with a floral offering by the local and the provincial government of the town, and the plaque of Irene Shwimer of Korytnicki (94 years old) was placed in front of the "Traces to remember" monument, in the local plaza, and she and her family were present at the event. Mrs. Irene recalled that she arrived in Argentina in 1949. "I thank Argentina for what it has given me, but this pain has not been erased, it never will be" and she exposes her right arm to show what they wrote when she was at the Auschwitz concentration camp 70 years ago: "A-21290" which is seen on her translucent skin.

During this event, an exhibition of the Shoah, designed by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, was displayed and seen by the public. 

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access_time Tuesday, January 27, 2015