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Tomas Hirsch

Tomas Rene Hirsch Goldschmidt is a leftist Chilean politician and businessman. He was the Together We Can Do More pact candidate for the 2005 Chilean presidential election, winning 5.4% of the vote.

Hirsch was born in Santiago, Chile to Jewish-German parents. His mother, Lysa Goldschmidt, arrived in Chile before World War II, while his father, Jorge Hirsch, arrived in the country escaping from Nazi concentration camps.

During his youth, Hirsch became interested in Silo, an Argentinian writer and leader of a movement that inspired the founders of the Humanist Party.

Related websites

Official presidential campaign site

Spokesperson of New Humanism for Latinamerica

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