Jerusalem Working Group
for Recognition of Major Jewish Rescuers during the Shoah
POB 23718 Jerusalem 91236

International Rescuer Day 2006
"Thanksgiving, Introspection, Recognition"

January 17, 2006
Hebrew University, Givat Ram - Jerusalem, Beit Belgia Buiding (behind National Library)


Diplomats of various countries who took part (alphabetic order):

Cherry Daniels - USA diplomat
Czibere Csaba - Charge d'Affairs, Hungary
Ambassador Francois Chappuis - Switzerland
Ambassador Moshe Arens - Israel
Ambassador Robert Rydberg - Sweden

Photos of some participants

Taken by Mr. Moshe Dekel

Bill Mehlman - Chairman

Dr. Becky Kook

Cherry Daniels - US diplomat

Cziibere Csaba
 Charge d'Affairs of Hungary's Embassy

David ben Reuven - song writer and singer

Dr. David Kranzler 

Eli Yosef

Elyakim Bruck - artist

Ambassador Francois Chappuis - Switzerland

Hanalisa Omer - artist

Larry Pfeffer

Louise von  Dardel 
(Raoul Wallenberg’s niece, Paris)

Michal Sadan - Hebrew University

Ambassador Moshe (Micha) Arens

Ambassador Robert  Rydberg - Sweden 

Yerachmiel Mehl - singer


Photos of some participants

Taken by Ms. Gemma Blech

Bill Mehlman - Chairman

Dr. Becky Kook

Cherry Daniels - USA diplomat
David Ben Reuven
Dr. David Kranzler

Elie Yosef
Ambassador Moshe Arens




Event premiered:

 two new paintings by artist Hanalisa Omer

two  new songs by David Ben Reuven

a new calligraphic art composition by Elyakim Bruck


In addition a Digital Gallery showed paintings of artist Yehuda Vardi about Raoul Wallenberg

Yehuda Vardi's Web site is


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: (02) 643-2120 and (052) 305-6505


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



International Rescuer Day events were held in Jerusalem and internationally in Hungary, USA and China. 

January 17th was chosen in honor of Raoul Wallenberg who was abducted by the Soviet Union on January 17, 1945.  

This is an annual event to remember and honor other Holocaust era rescuers, both Gentiles and Jews, who are important and authentic role models and to assure that important lessons are learned.

The event’s purpose is to:

1) without further delay remember with gratitude Gentiles and Jews who did so much to try to rescue us during the Holocaust

2) learn important lessons from the positive deeds of our rescuers and also from tragic  failures of important rescue opportunities

3) teach by the major rescuers' example the great potential of non-egocentric individualism, which characterized many of the rescuers

This event is an opportunity to remember the few gentile and Jewish rescuers who were Beacons in the Dark during the Holocaust and to whom humanity owes a great debt. The event provides an opportunity to recall that a few exceptionally dedicated, brave and creative individuals were able to snatch large numbers of Jews out of the hands of determined murderers.

So far Jewish rescuers received no appropriate recognition by major
Holocaust Centers. This must change without further delay.

Jerusalem Working Group
POB 23718 Jerusalem 912136 – Tel: (054) 726-7681

Jun 24, 2006