unveiling-299x206Rabbi Soetendorp took part in a ceremony celebrating the unveiling of an Anne Frank statute in Oranjestad, the island's capital. Upon his arrival on the Caribbean island on June 9, Rabbi Soetendorp was welcomed by the Prime Minister Mike Eman and had several meetings with governmental representatives including Dr. Dowers, Minister of Justice and Education, to whom he introduced the Day of Respect that he initiated in the Netherlands in 2006.

Other speakers at the unveiling of the statute included Martin Luther King III, eldest son of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., former director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam Dr. Hans Westra, and Aruba's Prime Minister Mike Eman.

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The Soetendorp Institute


Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
Van Wijngaerdenstraat 21
2596 TW The Hague
The Netherlands