February 3, 2008

Sir Nicholas Winton and the other saviours


Sir Nicholas Winton, the brave Briton who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, has been nominated for the 2008 Peace Nobel Prize.

Few people are so deserving of such prestigious tribute. Sir Nicholas, who is close to his 100th. birthday is a great hero and saviour, but he was not alone.

There were many other heroes, such as Raoul Wallenberg (who saved 100,000 innocent lives), Angelo Roncalli (later known as Pope John XXIII), Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Luiz Martins de Souza Dantas, Giorgio Petrasca, father Alfred Delp (who was executed by the Nazis, 63 years ago), as well as thousands of simple citizens who had risked their lives to save the persecuted,.

Sir Nicholas Winton, should be the proud recipient of the Peace Nobel Prize, not only of his behalf, but on behalf of all his likes, most of them no longer with us. Brave women and men who fought the darkest evil forces, helped those in disgrace, and above all, saved the dignity of mankind.

These heroes have taught us the most important lesson of the Holocaust.

We, at the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, Casa Argentina en Israel – Tierra Santa and the International Angelo Roncalli Committe, are commited to preserving and divulging their unique legacy.

The whole world owes a huge gratitued to these heroes. A gratitude that should never expire.

We urge the Nobel Prize Committee to grant the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize to Sir Nicholas Winton adn to all the saviours of the Holocaust.

Baruj Tenembaum
The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation