August 4, 2004

Wallenberg Foundation addresses UN secretary general

On August 4th, the day of Raoul Wallenberg’s birthday, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, announced that it has sent a letter to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan requesting his support of a UN resolution condemning anti-semitism.

At a time when anti-semitism has reached a new level of a intensity the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, founded by Baruch Tenembaum, is convinced that the approval of a resolution of this nature will not only convey a message of hope to millions of people of good will around the world but also serve as an unequivocal rejection to all forms of intolerance, which pose a threat to democracy and the fundamental values of civilization enshrined in the UN Charter.

As part of the ongoing campaign in support of Raoul Wallenberg, his birthday was marked by numerous ceremonies around the globe, including New York, Budapest, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Mexico and Montevideo.

letter to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan

Mr Kofi Annan
Secretary General
United Nations
New York


On the day of Raoul Wallenberg’s 92nd birthday we respectfully address you in order to ask for your support for the passing of a United Nations Resolution condemning Anti-Semitism.

This resolution is particularly important at a time when an ostensible re-birth of hatred against the Jewish people, its institutions and symbols is taking place around the world.

We believe this resolution must be guided by the same values that inspired the actions of Wallenberg and other saviors of the Holocaust: solidarity, civic courage and compassion with people of any religion or belief.

People of good around the world know of the strong support an important organization such as the United Nations can give in this cause. We can not be indifferent. Indifference is all what the evil doers need to achieve their plans succesfully.

As Albert Einstein once put it: ”The world is a dangerous place to live in; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
Father Horacio Moreno
Louise von Dardel
Nicholas Tozer
Carlos Escudé
Oscar Vicente
José García Hamilton