August 2005

Send a letter to Mr. Putin

The year 2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary during the Holocaust. On January 17th 1945 he was captured by the Soviets, never to be seen again.

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El País. ”Ignorance may end in a crash of civilizations”

Interview to Baruj Tenembaum, President of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation

”The one, who saves a life, is as the one who saves the whole world”. Baruj Tenembaum (Las Palmeras, Argentina, 1933) is the President of the foundation which main purpose is to make known the life of the Swedish diplomat who during the Second World War fulfilled tens of thousands times the principle of the Talmud and saved Jewish from the Nazi extermination camps. Tenembaum believes that Raoul Wallenberg’s behavior can be taken as an example to overcome the tensions of the current world. The president of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (with subsidiaries in New York, Buenos Aires and Jerusalem) proposes to look for heroes and take them as examples, instead of deepening divisions and controversial figures.

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Clarín. Controversy over the diplomatic role during Nazism

Last 16 May Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa ordered the removal of a plaque that was placed inside the Argentine Chancellery in homage to twelve Argentine diplomats that allegedly have worked in favor of persecuted Jews while fulfilling their duty in different capitals of Europe.

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El Federal. ”We seek an encounter between cultures”

He was born in a Jewish colony in Santa Fe. He presides over the Wallenberg Foundation and has worked towards interreligious dialogue for half a century.

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Clarín. A Female Schindler

Lela Sopianic saved persecuted Jews.

During the Nazi occupation Lela Sopianic hid forty Jewish families in her house at Zagreb, saving them from torture and death. Then she took refuge in Argentina.

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Wallenberg was remembered in Buenos Aires

On August 4th 2005, a remembrance ceremony took place in Buenos Aires to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the birth of the greatest savior of lives in history. This act was organized by The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF).

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Birthday party for missing hero for sixty years

A birthday celebration to commemorate the 93rd anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg was organized by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation at the Playground named after the Swedish diplomat, located at Amsterdam Avenue and 189th Street in New York.

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Infobae. Moving ceremony organized by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation

Commemorative Moment

On 4 August a ceremony took place at the Raoul Wallenberg monument in Buenos Aires to pay homage to the diplomat that saved thousands persecuted by Nazism. The ceremony brought together Natalio Wengrower, Rafael Eldad, Guillermo Nielsen and Father Horacio Moreno.

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Memo on Holocaust Hero Provides Taste of Roberts’s Legal Thinking

In 1984, when Judge John G. Roberts was a young legal adviser to President Ronald Reagan, he was asked to give his view on a matter pertaining to the fate of World War II-era Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg.

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Roberts Urged Dodging Wallenberg Kin’s Plan

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — As a Reagan White House lawyer, John Roberts urged the administration to dodge a proposal from the family of Raoul Wallenberg to pressure the Soviets on what they knew about the Swedish diplomat’s disappearance at the end of World War II.

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La Capital. Raoul Wallenberg’s destiny

Last week two parallel events took place. The Russian submarine, trapped in the depths of the ocean, was rescued and its crew freed from near death following a world-wide attempt to fight for the freedom and lives of the Russians trapped.

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Campaign to clarify Wallenberg’s fate

Nation at a Glance. Argentina in brief

The Raoul Wallenberg International Foundation, an NGO founded in Argentina, has launched a worldwide campaign aimed at clarifying the fate of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved some 100,000 people from the Nazi holocaust by granting them Swedish passports. He disappeared in 1945 after being arrested by the Soviet army. The campaign to uncover the truth will aim to gather 100,000 signatures to be presented to the UN and the Russian government.

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Welcome to New Members

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the Angelo Roncalli International Committee welcome Alexei A. Abrikosov, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 2003; Paul Berg, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1980; Rod R. Blagojevich, Governor of Illinois, USA; Nadine Gordimer, The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991; H. Robert Horvitz, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2002; Robert Huber, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1988; Counsillor Joe Mitchinson, Mayor of Gateshead, UK; Douglas D. Osheroff, The Nobel Prize in Physics 1996, Irwin Rose, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004 and Paul A. Samuelson, The Nobel Prize in Economics 1970, who had recently became Honorary Members of our organizations.

Raoul Wallenberg Day in USA

The States of New York, Connecticut, Michigan, Nebraska and Nevada have proclaimed October 5, 2005 to officially be Raoul Wallenberg Day following a suggestion of the IRWF. If you live in any of these states, we encourage you to celebrate this date in a meaningful way and use the opportunity to raise awareness about the life of the Swedish diplomat who acted with great courage and dignity to help save the lives of others. If your state has not yet proclaimed October 5th as Raoul Wallenberg Day, you can write to the Governor to express your support. (for sample texts and to whom to address your letter, email us at

Appeal to people rescued by saviors of humanity

The IRWF is looking for Holocaust Survivors rescued by Raoul Wallenberg, Sousa Mendes, Souza Dantas, Carl Lutz or any other Savior of Humanity during WWII.

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interfaith report

Complete Report of interfaith activities.

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