Commemoration of Holocaust Victims held at the Monument to Humanity in Argentina
January 27, 2014
The Commemoration of the International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust was held at the Monument to Humanity in the city of Resistencia, Chaco.
The Jewish community invited the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace to be part of the 69th Anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. Six plaques including a brief personal account of the stories of Holocaust survivors were exhibited as part of the Project Traces to Remember.
Rabbi Gabriel Hercman explained the importance of the inauguration of this project, whose plaques will be exhibited throughout different parts of el Chaco Province until April 21, 2014, with the participation of the Israeli Community and local institutions.
Governor Bacileff Ivanof expressed his appreciation for the work carried out in the Province of el Chaco. “Memory and education are fundamental to contemplate a different, peaceful future,” he said. He also committed to support the Project in its future endeavors.
The exhibition of the Holocaust survivors’ plaques and its objective captured the attention and interest of the crowd of Chaqueños who observed them at the conclusion of the event; the plaques were also requested by the Ministry of Human Development to be exhibited in the pedestrian zone of the city.
Among those attending the commemoration were Governor Juan Carlos Bacileff Ivanoff; Sergio Soto, Minister of Education; Mark Verbeek, Minister of Planning;
Leandro Zdero, Head of the Municipal Office; Sergio Vallejos, Provincial Deputy;
Carlos Salom, Secretary of Government; Olga Saporiti, Minister of Human Development, on behalf of Mayor Aida Ayala; Members of the Spanish and French communities; Priest Roberto Silva; Bernardo Jaraz, President of the Israeli Community; Rabbi Gabriel Hercman; and Guillermo Rodriguez, the Global Embassy of Activist for Peace Coordinator in Argentina.