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INTERNATIONAL RAOUL WALLENBERG FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SUBSIDY FOR HOLOCAUST RESCUERS/SURVIVORS, RESCUER/SURVIVOR FAMILIES, AND STUDENTS TO ATTEND ‘PARTNERS OF HOPE’ EVENT
IN CARNEGIE HALL ON FEBRUARY 5, 2007

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Abigail Teembaum
International Raoul Wallenberg Fndn
212-737-3275

Deborah Briggs
Vision-Velocity-Logistics
443-804-6752

The International Raol Wallenberg Foundation has received a gift from an anonymous donor to provide free and reduced tickets to ‘PARTNERS OF HOPE: Honoring Bravery and Humanitarianism: Stories of Rescue During The Holocaust, at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium on February 5th at 8 p.m. Survivors and Rescuers will receive free tickets by calling the IRWF at 212-737-3275. Students with an ID can purchase tickets at the reduced cost of $10 at Carnegie Hall www.carnegiehall.org or by calling 212-247-7800.

‘PARTNERS OF HOPE: Honoring Bravery and Humanitarianism: Stories of Rescue During The Holocaust – will include acclaimed Israeli singer/musician David Broza, Yiddish actress/singer Eleanor Reissa, and Bulgarian soprano Anna Veleva. The event also features the premier of a major orchestral work by composer Robert Cohen, based on the poetry of World War II Veteran and Jewish-American Poet, Hyam Plutzik. Maestro David Wroe will conduct the Westfield Symphony Orchestra and Pro Arts Chorale.

The program will also feature Shoa Songs – Ani Ma’Amin and Es Brent — remembered by Concentration Camp survivors as anthems sung during the march to death in the gas chamber. Notable figures will read from historical diaries and letters, and provide personal commentary on the inspirational legacies left to us by rescuers and survivors. Civic presenters include United Nations Under-Secretary-General Shashi Tharoor and United Nations Israeli Ambassador, Dan Gillerman. Rabbi Robert Levine, Senior Rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Shalom Manhattan and President of the NY Board of Rabbis will represent the regional religious community with readings and reminiscences.

Noted Abigail Tanembaum of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation,
‘We are thrilled to extend an invitation to NYC-area Holocaust survivors and rescuers – as well as their families – to be our guests at ‘PARTNERS OF HOPE’ on February 5, 2007 – at Carnegie Hall. Their experiences and recollections inspire us to reach toward higher goals and believe in the power of individuals to make a difference.”

Partners of Hope is presented by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, and co-sponsored by regional humanitarian foundations and organizations. The subsidy program is privately funded by an anonymous donor. Survivors and Rescuers can receive free tickets by calling the IRWF at 212-737-3275. General audience tickets can be purchased at Carnegie Hall www.carnegiehall.org