February 11, 2008

The death of a unique human being and statesman


The death of Congressman Lantos is leaving a huge void.

Lantos was a unique figure in the US Congress. A Holocaust survivor and anti-Nazi underground fighter who was saved by the Swedish diplomat – Raoul Wallenberg.

He never forgot the legacy of his savior, always embracing the causes in favor of human rights.

As a distinguished member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation he was the first to sign our petition – ”100,000 names for 100,000 lives”, in which we demand from the Russian authorities clear and credible answers about the fate and whereabouts of Wallenberg, who after saving 100,000 lives, was abducted by the Soviets, never to be seen again.

We shall deeply miss our dear Tom Lantos, the human being and the friend who has helped us in our mission to preserve and divulge the sacred legacies of the saviors of the Holocaust.

May his memory be blessed.

Danny Rainer
The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation