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Markers on silk paper, 70x40 cm, 2020.
Drawing and poem based on the Argentine's President visit to the World Holocaust Summit in January 2020.
“I will have very intense days / in my encounter with an impressive country // A hope / born out of horror // Remembering the dimension of the tragedy / that no one has forgotten / is what has brought me here // I’m the present of a country that has lived through its own tragedy // of persecutions, torture, enforced disappearances and death // After so much suffering / Argentinians value more than anything / the prevalence of the rule of law // We trust in peace / and in thoroughly respecting Human Rights // I have come to this beautiful land / with a dream / To see it in peace with our neighbors / and specially with the Palestinian people // My country recognizes / with strong conviction / the existence of two States / and promotes peaceful coexistence // I know the complexity of the matter / which has gone for years without solution / but we will never step down from / dreaming of peace // If we could build this country / why couldn’t we its successors find / solutions to less complicated problems // The need for living in peace / should drive us”
- Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, January 2020.
Adapted from the Twitter thread posted by Alberto Fernández, current Argentina's President, on January 23, 2020, during his first official visit: the World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. Fernández was the only male not wearing a black suit for the official picture, drawing criticism from the opposition about his lack of protocol. http://twitter.com/alferdez/status/1220491133379280901
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