March 2006

President of Croatia addresses President Putin

The Presidente of Croatia, Stepan Mesic, wrote a letter addressed to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin urging him to solve the mystery of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg whose whereabouts are still a mystery since he was detained by the Soviet Army in 1945. Wallenberg is credited with saving tens of thousands of Hungarian citizens -mostly Jewish- condemned by the Nazi regime to perish in the extermination camps.

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Clarín. Religions: from the dialogue of the deaf to understanding


The Argentine, Baruch Tenembaum, a pioneer in the communication among different creeds, teaches us that ignorance is the engine of hates and of present wars.

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El País. A shoeshine man against Hitler

Bernardo Jerochim struggles to recover the German nationality which he lost 65 years ago due to a Nazi decree.

”I want my three sons to be German”, Bernardo says while he is watching out for some customer.

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An Inspirational Message

Ben Olander’s visit to New York City prompted to be extremely inspirational.

Monday, March 14, 2006. Ben Olander, a renowned Swedish folk singer, educated many students during his visit to New York City. In association with the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, Ben featured two schools a day for four consecutive days spreading Holocaust awareness to children as young as eight years old to young adults as old as twenty-one years of age. His message was clear, concise, and riveting, guiding students towards one united goal: to be kind to others, to be accepting of the people who appear different, and to stand up for what we believe in, constantly fighting against evil.

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The Fight for the Truth

Trying to find out the real mystery behind Raoul Wallenberg

Thursday, February 17, 2006. The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation reaches out to its some 200 members, who include Heads of State and Nobel Laureates and to all individuals urging them to send letters to the President of Russia, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, asking him to resolve Raoul Wallenberg’s mystery. Within a few weeks, copies of letters sent to the office in Russia have been pouring in and all have been diplomatic and forthright.

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The Province of Cordoba recalls Raoul Wallenberg

The Ministry of Education of the Argentine province of Cordoba has decided to include the August 4th in the School Yearbook, to commemorate Raoul Wallenberg’s birth, as a respectful tribute for the humanitarian mission of the missing Swedish diplomat.

Through the resolution Nº 805/05, and as an initiative of the International Foundation Raoul Wallenberg, the Minister of Education, Dr Amelia de los Milagros López signed the above mentioned resolution, expressing the following concepts, among others:

”(Wallenberg) is the modern paradigm of the (missing) ”desaparecido” figure, widely notorious in our country”. ”The values that inspired his incomparable mission, are the universal mainstays supporting open-minded, free and democratic societies. Said values are ethical pillars that know no time or geographical bounds”. ”This Ministry should be involved with this request, that is why it is considered advisable to include the August 4th as a commemoration of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg as a respectful tribute for his humanitarian and heroic deed”

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The Boston Globe. Deeds earn place among the righteous

Wellesley couple helped hundreds flee Nazi regime during Holocaust

In February 1939, a young Wellesley couple embarked on a mission that would alter their lives and thousands of others. The Rev. Waitstill Sharp, 37, a Unitarian minister, and his wife, Martha, 33, set aside personal concerns for a vastly more urgent cause. Leaving their two young children behind, they arrived in Czechoslovakia a month before the German occupation and began assisting Prague’s growing refugee population.

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JTA. Swede sings of Raoul

Braking News

A Swedish balladeer wants to sing about the life of Raoul Wallenberg to New York students.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation asked schools this week to host Ben Olander for his hour-long show, which incorporates songs, pictures and storytelling. Olander, described by the foundation as ”one of Sweden’s foremost balladeers,” will be in New York March 1-6.

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