April 10, 2010
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
H.E. Mr. Donald Tusk
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation mourns the tragic death of President Lech Kacynski, the First Lady of Poland and the other distinguished members of the Polish delegation who perished in the plane crash.
President Kacynski was a dear Member of our Foundation, and in this capacity, he has been an enthusiastic supporter of our mission, which is to research and divulge the legacies of the rescuers of victims of the Shoah.
President Kacynski, his wife Maria and the high-ranking officials who died in this tragic accident were on there way to attend a ceremony to honor the memory of 20,000 Polish officers who were killed by the Soviets in the Katyn massacre.
Coincidentally, tomorrow, on April 11th., 2010, the State of Israel and the Jewish people will commemorate the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’s Day of Remembrance, a day which has so much meaning for the late President Kacynski and for the Polish people at large.
With his tragic disappearance, Poland and the free world have lost a great leader. We, at the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, have lost a dear friend, a staunch supporter, a source of inspiration.
On behalf of the Wallenberg Foundation and my own personal behalf, I convey my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Polish Government and the Polish People.
Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski
H.E. Ambassador Robert Kupiecki – Washington DC
H.E Ambassador Ms. Agnieszka Magdziak-Miszewska, Tel Aviv
H.E. Ambassador Jacek Bazański
April 10, 2010