Letter from Omar de Marchi, Argentine Congressman

National House of Representatives

Buenos Aires, April 18, 2006

Mr. President of Russia

4, Staraya Square, Moscow, 103132

Dear Sir,

My name is Omar de Marchi and I am a National Representative for the province of Mendoza, Argentine. Through the International Foundation Raoul Wallenberg, whose background is known worldwide because it is supported by more than a hundred Heads of State and eighty Nobel Prize laureates.

I learnt that you, Mr. President, would be the only person capable of revealing the mystery of the fate of the Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of people condemned to death by Adolf Hitler´s genocide plan in Hungary.

Mr. Wallenberg represents everlasting values that know neither cultural nor geographic boundaries: solidarity and civic courage.

In Argentina, where human rights were violated in the past, we should not overlook the significance of this outstanding figure in the history of humankind.

Mr. Wallenberg was arrested by the Soviet Army in January 1945 and until today his fate is still unknown for there are versions that assure that he died in prison in 1947, but there are also people that saw him alive during the seventies and eighties.

I apologize for any inconvenience my request may cause you and hope to have your invaluable assistance for the clarification of this situation.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Omar de Marchi
Argentine Congressman
President of the Mendoza Democratic Caucus

Translation: Luciana Palleiro

Original in Spanish