Jerusalem Working Group
for Recognition of Leading Jewish Rescuers during the Shoah
POB 23718 Jerusalem 91236
lpfeffer@actcom.co.il


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Mission Statement

The Jerusalem Working Group was formed to gain recognition in Israel and world-wide for major Jewish rescuers during the Holocaust. These exemplary individuals had strategic impact on rescue and their dedication and talent resulted in saving hundreds of thousands of Jews.  Some were dedicated to rescue in Nazi/Fascist infested Europe, while the activism of others was in the free world.

We believe that lessons learned from Holocaust era rescuers are critical, that we are obliged to ask what we can do for today's burning problems and do it

The Working Group has no political or other affiliations and the above is its sole mission.

The Working Group members are dedicated volunteers. Whenever possible we collaborate with other groups seeking recognition of rescuers. 

For additional details see: About Us and more detailed PDF file (Adobe Acrobat Format)

Our White Paper entitled "The Rescuers" may be downloaded or viewed by clicking here.


Some Past Events

International Rescuer Day 2010
At Israels' Parlament: the Knesset


International Rescuer Day 2009
In Honor of Raoul Wallenberg
At the Jerusalem Cinematheque


International Rescuer Day 2008
In Memory of Professor David Kranzler z"l
Speakers: Rabbi Ari Kahn, Bill Mehlman, Dr. Becky Kook, Larry Pfeffer
Music by David ben Reuven
Held in various countries on or around January 17, 2008 (Thursday)
Jerusalem event held at the Israel Center, Rechov Keren Hayesod 22 - Jerusalem
In cooperation with the Root and Branch Association, Ltd. and the Israel Center

 

Rabbi Michael Ber Weissmandl Memorial Evening
on his 50th Death Anniversary 
Also in Memory of Professor David Kranzler Z''L, who recently passed away
Held in Jerusalem in December 2007
Chairman: Bill Mehlman
Speakers: Jacob Fuchs on his new book based on Rabbi Weissmandl's "Min Ha Metzar",
Bill Mehlman, David Steiner, Larry Pfeffer
In cooperation with the Root and Branch Association, Ltd. and the Israel Center

 

International Rescuer Day 2007
Held in various countries around January 17, 2007
Jerusalem event held at the Hebrew University Givat Ram campus, Beit Belgia Building
Click on event name for the further details

 

International Conference on Rescue and Rescuers: Different Forms and Achievements
Co-organized with Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York
Held December 27, 2006 at the Hebrew University Givat Ram campus, Beit Belgia Building
9AM to late afternoon
Click on Conference name for the further details

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International Rescuer Day 2006 
Events at various international locations held on and around January 17, 2006

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International Rescuer Day 2005 
Eents at various international locations held on and around January 17, 2005, 
which was the sixtieth anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg's abduction by the Russians. 

A commemorative art exhibit and benefit art sale was held in Jerusalem on Dec 27, 2004. Click here for details.


 

Beacons in the Dark

Painting by Yitzchak Greenfield
Studio Greenfield
Rechov HaOren 5, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 95744
Tel: (02) 641-6097
www.greenfieldstudio.com
info@greenfieldstudio.com

 

Switzerland Awakens

Help from the New World

Click on either picture to see larger image and explanation

The Jerusalem Working Group White Paper provides additional historic background

 

Paintings created for International Rescuer Day 2006

Hanalisa Omer
Rechov HaNerd 32a, Jerusalem 96626
Tel: (077) 322-0699 and (052) 305-6505
hanalisa@bezeqint.net
www.hanalisaart.com

 

Calligraphic art by Elyakim Bruck
(052) 256-8985 in Israel

 


Some Major Non-Jewish and Jewish Rescuers

In spite of Nazi and Fascist determination to murder the Jews of Europe rescue was possible, even on a large scale. This is very significant, because, as far as it is known, there was no similar rescue during the world-wide Communist genocide which took the life of an estimated 94 million people (per Harvard Press "The Black Book of Communism").

Some people know about the deeds of major non-Jewish diplomatic rescuers like 

and other diplomats. A much more detailed list has been developed by Mr. Eric Saul - Director of "Visas for Life".

Far fewer people know about such major Jewish rescuers as

      and others

(Alphabetized by first name)

The Jerusalem Working Group, named after the legendary Shoah era Bratislava Working Group, aims to change this and gain appropriate and long overdue recognition for major Jewish Shoah era rescuers.

Also see: 

Background material (Photos, Summaries, References)


Content submissions and volunteers

Those who are interested in the working group's work, want to volunteer or send archival material (especially photos, audio recordings or films/videos) related to major rescuers are invited to contact the editorial team via lpfeffer@actcom.co.il and start SUBJECT headings with "JWG SUBMISSION" (without quotes). If content is submitted via eMail please try to phrase and organize it to be ready for posting, without need for editing. The JWG will be thankful for submissions, but may decide not to post certain items or parts of some submissions. Generally content will be posted in less than a month. Submitters will be notified of posting by eMail. Submitters are requested to provide their full name, city and country of residence and eMail information (for posting with submitted content).

We are looking for creative volunteers with dedication to the subject and the following skills: Web development (including graphics), writers/teachers (for booklet and curriculum development, plays, short stories and novels about the fascinating stories of rescuers), song writers/singers (to write/sing ballads/songs about rescuers), artists (to paint about "beacons in the dark"), producers (to develop scripts and produce videos about major rescuers), public relations (for lobbying in US Congress and Senate, Israel's Knesset, UK Parliament, UN), fund raisers and others who think they can make a contribution to the mission's success.

Contact

Jerusalem Working Group
POB 23718
Jerusalem 91236

or lpfeffer@actcom.co.il


JWG Documents

About us (Brief overview of the Jerusalem Working Group)

White Paper - summarizes JWG's goals, and includes profiles of some major rescuers and references

"Major Jewish Rescuers - The Misplaced Files" - by Bill Mehlman
Originally published in the Jerusalem Post and posted on ZionNet

Some Jewish Perspectives on Activism, Individualism and Time



Raoul Wallenberg Initiatives

Raoul Wallenberg Missing in Action Public Appeal


Where is Raoul? - February 1, 2005 Jerusalem Rally


Content Map:
About Us | Coming Events | Contacting JWG | JWG Documents  
Links to related Web sites  | Lyrics to Songs and Poems | Recent Events
Rescuer Photos, References and Other Information