August 7, 2013

Freeing Raoul


Sir, – In “The Knesset and Raoul Wallenberg” (Comment & Opinion, August 4), Max Grunberg provides examples of the bureaucratic hurdles he faces in his attempts to find a proper interlocutor at the Knesset to deal with the Wallenberg case.

Last year, we bestowed upon him the Centennial Raoul Wallenberg Medal for his lifelong efforts to try and bring Raoul home. While we don’t always see eye-to-eye on how to achieve our common goal, which is to shed light on Wallenberg’s fate, we really appreciate his devotion.

We believe the Russian authorities have the answers to this mystery, but at the same time we should not forget that the Swedish authorities, as well as other governments and influential individuals, have done almost nothing.

This is both heartbreaking and mind-boggling.

New York

The writers are chairman and founder, respectively, of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation