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News Releases 2010

"We Call our Membership and on the Public at Large, to Avoid Shell Gas Stations in Favour of Companies that Honour Sanctions."

Paris, 28 September 2010

In a letter to Peter Voser, Shell CEO, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels referred to an article in the British daily, the Guardian 
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"Shell Increases Oil Trade with Iran - Despite Sanctions: oil giant stepped-up orders of Iranian crude while others halted trade amid sanctions imposed by UN, EU, USA."

" We Hope that this Seminar Helps to Unify the Energies of Governments, International Organizations and Civil Society to Impede Genocides and Grave Human Rights Violations Continuing Around the World "...

Centre Calls for Argentine Support to Indict Iran for Genocidal Intent

Buenos Aires, 2 September 2010

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre and Verbe et Lumiere-Vigilance co-organized a seminar entitled "Lessons from the Darkness: Euthenasia, Banality of Evil, Justice, Early Warning" hosted by Argentine Foreign Ministry. The meeting was held under the auspices of UNESCO, the Argentine Presidency,Bicentenary Committee and Foreign Office.

Buenos Aires, 2 September 2010

In a letter presented to Argentine Foreign Minister, Héctor Timerman, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre expressed its thanks for the Ministry’s hosting of its conference “Lessons from the Darkness: Euthanasia, Banality of Evil, Justice, Early Warning System”.

The conference took place on the 71st anniversary of Hitler’s invasion that launched World War Two and in the context of Argentina’s Bicentennial.

The letter expressed “respect for the firm commitment, as expressed by both Presidents Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, to bring justice to the families of victims of the AMIA bombing”. 

“Mr. Interior Minister, Pre-empt August Incitement on Vacation Beaches, Dissolve ‘Collectif BDS’.”

Paris, 20 July 2010

In a letter to French Interior Minister, Brice Hortefeux, the Simon Wiesenthal Director for International Relations, Dr.Shimon Samuels, expressed grave concern at “a wave of intimidation unleashed, since early 2009 in supermarkets and department-stores across the country, by the so-called ‘Collectif Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: BDS’”. 

Russian Holocaust Essay Laureates and Survivors Testify at UNESCO.

Stalin wanted Me Red, Hitler wanted Me Dead (Samuel Pisar)

Paris, 8 July 2010

The sixth annual presentation of Russian Holocaust Essay Laureates convened yesterday in Paris under the auspices of UNESCO. 

Co-organized by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre-Europe, Association Verbe et Lumière-Vigilance and the Russian Holocaust Foundation, five students from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny-Novgorod selected from over 1,000 submissions, presented their research findings.