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David (Diego) Ladowski, 29, was born in Argentina on May 31, 1973, and immigrated to Israel in 1992. He achieved what not many people can in a short period of time. He was a special human being always caring for others. A humanist, pacifist with strong convictions but also very humble. 

He studied in the Preparatory Program - Mechina at the Rothberg School and completed his undergraduate studies (B.A.) in Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1996. 

He was fluent in 5 languages (Spanish, English, German, French and Hebrew) and he was able to communicate in many more. David Diego served in the Israel Defense Forces as an Academic Officer. Following his completion of military service in 1999, he held administrative positions at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University and served as a broadcast supervisor at the Ministry of Communication.

In 2001 David Diego began his career as a Foreign Ministry cadet, and from an early stage, he stood out as a result of his impressive appearance, his pleasant and engaging manner, his smile and the excellent working relations that he developed with all those who came into contact with him.

A year ago, on the completion of the Cadet Course, David Diego was assigned to the Western Europe Department 3 (European Union Affairs). Even in the course of his work in the Western Europe Department, Diego was noted for his professionalism, his individual abilities and his modesty.

From the start of his career, Diego was viewed as a great talent, and he had a promising career in the diplomatic service. He was a gifted diplomat.

On the day of the bombing, David Diego was shortly due to assume his first diplomatic assignment at the Embassy of Israel in Lima, Peru as Second Secretary, Deputy Chief of Mission, for which he had gone to the university to submit the last assignment which was due for the completion of his Master's studies in Public Policy.

The Ladowski family and the Hebrew University had the initiative of giving the David (Diego) Ladowski Merit Scholarship awards as a way to continue with David Diego's legacy and to unite him to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem forever.

Many things have also been done to immortalize David Diego in Israel and around the word. In Jerusalem, David Diego's name was inscribed at the Mt. Hertzl Cemetery and in the memorial wall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; In Chicago, IL USA, the David Diego Ladowski Memorial Foundation was created; in Quebec, Canada, a memorial plaque has been placed; in Lima, Peru the Inca University Garcilaso de La Vega named their main auditorium after David Diego and B'nai B'rith International, in partnership with that University, initiated a very ambitious project that promotes volunteering as an instrument to fight poverty and help kids, which is called the "David Diego Ladowski Project"; In Buenos Aires, Argentina a memorial plaque with a monument was placed.

David Diego Ladowski was buried in Netanya. He leaves behind his parents, Abraham and Sara, his sister, Roxana and his brother Gabi.

In spite of his physical absence, his spirit and goodwill remains in all of us and those who follow his example to make this world a better place.

 

David (Diego) Ladowski
 
 
 

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