The Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan,

”Raoul Wallenberg ‘s life and achievements highlighted the role of the bystander, of the third party amidst conflict and suffering. His intervention gave hope to victims, encouraged them to fight and resist, to hang on and bear witness. It aroused our collective consciousness. The mystery remains, however: why were there so few Raouls? Remembering his life should be an inspiration to others to act; for our future generations to act; for all of us to act. As Edmund Burke said: ”All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”