Juan Carlos Blumberg
Argentines of German descent
Argentine activists Forum
Juan Carlos Blumberg (born in 1945) is an Argentine textile entrepreneur and victims' rights advocate who rose to prominence following the 2004 murder of his son, Axel Blumberg.
Blumberg was born in Avellaneda, a southern suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He enrolled at the National Technological University and pursued a degree in textile engineering, though he reportedly left in 1966 to pursue an interest in traditional Lithuanian dancing. Blumberg publicly referred to himself as an "engineer" graduated in Reutlingen University (Germany), although a journalistic investigation revealed on 15 June 2007 that this claim is false.
Blumberg lost his son Axel Blumberg, an engineering student, after a kidnapping resulted in the latter's murder on March 22, 2004. Argentina was at the time in the midst of a wave of extorsion kidnappings, often remaining unsolved after badly conducted investigations; in three cases since 2001, the extortive kidnappings ended in murder: Juan Manuel Canillas, who was killed by his kidnappers in July 2002, Diego Peralta, in August of the same year, and the aforementioned Axel Blumberg, in March 2004.
Bravo Humanitarian award
Blumberg's request to the Argentine Senate
"Polemica, decepcion: no es ingeniero Blumberg"
Las excusas mas honestas no pueden ser
"Secuestros extorsivos, una larga saga de angustia y horror"
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