-AZRA RAZA, M.D. PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE DIRECTOR, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY "My favorite French philosopher Rousseau said, “Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid but none have the right to expect” It humbled me greatly to receive such generous thanks from so exceptional an individual. The noble work that you have devoted your life to is truly worthy of admiration.(...) It is only through the devotion of committed individuals like yourself and the work you are doing that we hope to at least keep in check, if not tame, the savage nature of man."
- PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA, STEPHEN HARPER "It
is an honour for me to be associated with the International
Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. Your foundation has done
impressive work spreading the values of human dignity,
justice and equality through your educational programs
and public awareness campaigns."
- NIECE OF RAOUL WALLENBERG, LOUISE VON DARDEL
"You may be very proud. I am amazed
by your efficiency. You are both creative and efficient,
thinking on a planetary scale, and doing so much
so that new generations learn from the past, so that links
are made between religions."
- ARTIST MARTIN KOVENSKY "I
join the accomplishments of your foundation, an uninterrrupted
job in a world which tends to forget and not to reflect.
Strange times are these."
- NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS, ZHORES ALFEROV
"I hope that historic memory won’t be at
fault when our civil courage and readiness to help others
are needed. Our moral obligation before ourselves and
future generations is to keep and respect it. That is
what Wallenberg Foundation is constantly doing."
- PRIME MINISTER OF SPAIN, JOSE LUIS RODRIGUES
ZAPATERO "I am convinced that promoting
dialogue and mutual understanding among peoples and religions
throughout the world is one of the most important tasks
to which we can devote ourselves to. The Wallenberg Foundation
will always be able to count on my support for these kind
of initiatives. Please, Mr. Tenembaum, receive testimony
of my highest consideration and personal esteem."
- FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF AUSTRIA, HEINZ FISCHER
"As for the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation,
I have been following its work for many years with attention
and much appreciation, and I wholeheartedly share its
- SECRETARY OF THE VATICAN STATE, CARDINAL ANGELO
SODANO "It is my fervent hope that your
initiatives will help future generations to learn from
the tragic mistakes of the past. Be assured of my prayers
and good wishes for you and for your work."
- BISHOP WOLFGANG HUBER, PRESIDENT OF THE EKD
COUNCIL (EVANGELIC CHURCH IN GERMANY) "This
Mural (commemorative to the victims of the Shoah- on the
inauguration of a replica in Berlin on September 2004)
is worldwide considered the first memorial to the victims
of the Shoah inside a Catholic church. What Baruch Tenembaum
and Cardinal Quarracino did deserves admiration and repercussion
all over the world."
- DR. HORST L. STÖRMER (Nobel Prize Physics
1998) "I deeply
admire the good work you are doing."
- ENGINEER MOSHE DAYAN "I
know Baruch Tenembaum since the years he was a pupil in
the Buenos Aires Jewish Seminar. He is a real "Lithuanian"
Jew, and will continue being so. He is a follower of the
Musarnikim (Ethics) which arose in Lithuania in half 19
century. Its moral and ethic values still remain in some
Ieshivot. Matan Beseter (Secret Charity) is one of Baruch´s
characteristics. It is worth mentioning the promotion
of the relations between the Catholic Church and Judaism
promoted by Tenembaum and the mural dedicated to the Shoah
in the Buenos Aires Cathedral."
- PROFESSOR ALBERTO MELLONI (Fondazione per le
scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII) "I
am glad of your initiatives, you are offering a great
service to memory and history."
PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA, JOHN HOWARD
"I admire the efforts
made by so many to commemorate in a fitting manner the
sacrifices made by the heroes of the Holocaust. I commend
the work of the Foundation."
- WALTER CARDINAL KASPER (President of the Commission
for Religious Relations with the Jews - Pontificial Council
for Promoting Christian Unity) "I
greatly admire your work with the Foundation and its commitment
to humanitarian and educational programmes."
- ALICIA DUJOVNE ORTIZ (writer, Argentina)
"(...) Our country has
the honor to be the main branch (the other two are in
New York and Jerusalem) of the International Raoul Wallenberg
Foundation, presided by Baruch Tenembaum (...) "
complete article published by La Nación newspaper)
- SIR SIGMUND STERNBERG (PATRON ICCJ)
"I would like to compliment
you on the very impressive report of your activities."
- PROFESSOR SHALOM ROSENBERG (Philosophy - Hebrew
University of Jerusalem) "I
realised you are making a great good work."
- MAURICE SHOHET (IT)
"I would like to note the wonderful initiative of
Baruch Tenembaum in establishing the International Raoul
Wallenberg Foundation. Giving is a rare privilege, which
Mr. Tenembaum -as a representative of a human society-
was blessed to be able to do on behalf of all of us."
- ANNE FEIBELMAN (HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEB SITE)
" We are a great admirer
of your organization's work."
PRIME MINISTER OF LIECHTENSTEIN, OTMAR HASLER
"Your Foundation contributes
substantially to understand the past and sheds a different
light on the dreadful events during the 2nd World War."
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PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, JOHANNES
RAU, " I greatly admire the efforts
to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of Raoul
Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who in war-time Budapest
saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews.
In contacts with the Russian politicians you constantly
urge their responsibility to help find out the truth of
what happened in the Soviet camps. In that endeavor I
will gladly give you whatever support I can. I am fully
aware that your invitation is a great honor." (read
AMBASSADOR OF THE PERMANENT MISSION OF LATVIA,
JANIS PRIEDKALNS. "The
life story of Baruch Tenembaum, the Founder of the Wallenberg
Foundation, clearly depicts the ideals of sensitiveness
to other cultures and religions. Cherishing his Jewish
identity and an Argentine cultural heritage, he has raised
Jewish-Christian values of understanding, cooperation,
tolerance to a new level of reality. He has built bridges
between societies and between religions, he has engaged
in ecumenical dialogue."(read
FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE USA, BILL CLINTON "I
fully support your efforts to preserve the memory of Raoul
Wallenberg. He was one of the true heroes of this century
and continues to serve as an example to all of us. I appreciate
the fine work of the Foundation and wish every success
in its important endeavours".(read
"All that appears alike, is, but in the case of Baruch
Spinoza's namesake, it is more than appears".
PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA, ANDRES PASTRANA ARANGO
"The works of art installed in New York, London
or Israel or the educational projects undertaken in Argentina
by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, under
the guiding spirit of Baruch Tenembaum, summon us not
to lose sight of the horizon of justice and compassion."(read
KING OF MOROCCO, MOHAMMED VI "As
We thank you for your kind invitation, We are delighted
to inform you herewith that We willingly agree to your
request [to join the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation].
We wish you full success in your endeavours and pray you,
Mr. Tenembaum, to accept the assurances of Our full consideration."(read
FORMER PRESIDENT OF COSTA RICA, MIGUEL ANGEL RODRIGUEZ
ECHEVERRIA "My participation as a member
of your Organization and as a representative of a peaceful,
democratic and free country, [in] which human rights are
highly respected, makes me, as I said, honored in being
a member of this Organization."(read
AMBASSADOR OF ISRAEL TO
THE UNITED NATIONS, YEHUDA LANCRY "In
these difficult times, I am heartened by your efforts
to honour and publicize the memory of those whose commitment
to peace, justice and brotherhood are powerful models
for us all."(read
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE
OF NEW YORK, GEORGE PATAKI "(...) The
efforts of Baruch Tenembaum (...) have produced truly
FORMER MAYOR OF THE CITY
OF BERLIN, EBERHARD DIEPGEN "Your foundation's
dedication to preserving and spreading the memory of Raoul
Wallenberg and to making the younger generation aware
of role models who show us how people should be and take
action seems exemplary to me. You can be certain of my
deep respect for the work that you and your co-workers
at the foundation are doing."
PRESIDENT OF LITHUANIA,
VALDAS ADAMKUS "I highly appreciate the
initiative shown by the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and
the immense work that you have accomplished (...)"(read
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE,
ELIE WIESEL "I am deeply impressed with
your activities. I applaud your important efforts on behalf
UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN,
TOM LANTOS "It is a great pleasure to
commend you on the important work you do to keep the memory
of this outstanding individual named Raoul Wallenberg
alive to show that there are heroes to illuminate our
MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW
YORK, RUDOLPH GIULIANI "The international
community benefits tremendously as Casa Argentina in Jerusalem
spreads the message of tolerance and peace. We must never
forget this time in history, and the work and dedication
of organizations such as yours are committed to that goal."
ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK,
CARDINAL JOHN O'CONNOR "I sincerely hope
that your initiatives will help heal the wounds of anti-Semitism
experienced by so many Jews in Argentina and will also
help Catholics recognize the grace of reconciliation."
PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA,
JEAN CHRETIEN "I would be proud to associate
my name with the work of your Committee in preserving
the memory of this great man."(read
PRESIDENT OF YESHIVA
UNIVERSITY NEW YORK, NORMAN LAMM "In
a world where hatred is still more common than love; where
violence prevails over civility- your accomplishments
stand out as a noble act of honor and interreligious understanding."(read
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
LAUREATE, SHIMON PERES "In the hope that
you continue to spread goodwill among nations and peoples,
allow me to send you all my best wishes."
APOSTOLIC NUNCIO IN KUWAIT, YEMEN AND BAHRAIN,
ARCHBISHOP GIUSEPPE DE ANDREA, "I am
impressed by the detailed information and the scholarly
method by which [your site abou Monsignor Roncalli] has
been arranged. Please accept my congratulations."(read
CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY, GERHARD SCHROEDER, "It
is with pleasure that I join the Wallenberg Foundation
as an Honorary Member."
DANCER JULIO BOCCA
"All your initiatives, which tend to unify the
human beings in contradiction with those who look for
barbarism and terrorism as a way of expressing their ideas,
is also a way to reflect the word of Christ in our acts."
JOSEPH WACHTEL, SCULPTOR "I have
great admiration for all that you stand for and all that
you accomplish with remembering Raoul Wallenberg and other
- DENIS LACHAUD, CECFOR, Congo "I
am working as a volunteer in a Congolese non-profit organization
(CECFOR) which endeavors to promote social, cultural educational
and health centers for development and I think that knowing
the life of exemplary individuals like Mr. Tenenbaum is
necessary in a world involved in raising moral standards.The
development process needs educational and ethical preparation.
The work of the Founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg
Foundation is certainly contributing to it. It is enlivening
human energies for development."