Video, Photos: Senators and Lantos Family Gather in the Capitol To Urge Passage of Congressional Gold Medal

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wallenberg-gold-medal[Video and photos below.] Wednesday afternoon, the US Congress paused to reflect in honor of Raoul Wallenberg the famous hero who saved over 100,000 Jews during the waning days of World War 2. Senator Carl Levin who heads up the Senate Armed Services Committee along with Senator Joe Lieberman and Senator John Barrasso all spoke passionately about the importance of the legislation now making its way thru Congress to award Wallenberg with a Congressional Gold Medal.

According to Friedlander Group CEO Ezra Friedlander who is spearheading this effort, the event resulted in many Senators co–sponsoring the legislation as a result of the advocacy connected with the presence of various leaders of national Jewish organizations who attended the event as well as the Board of Governors of the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Commission who are at the forefront of advocating to actualize that this award take place in 2012, the year of Wallenberg’s centennial.

Besides the honorees of the Luncheon which included a host of business leaders ranging from Turkish Investment Banker Erol User to NYC Real Estate executives Peter Rebenwurzel to Jewelry Manufacturer William Nussen the Luncheon featured the participation members of the Lantos family whose late husband and father was the late Congressman Tom Lantos saved by Wallenberg and upon getting elected to Congress in 1980 led the effort to grant Wallenberg honorary US Citizenship and was most responsible for bringing Wallenberg’s fate to the American people.

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  1. I want to salute this effort! I saw Leon Goldenberg from Shalom Torah Center and Shimmy Greenberger, Ben Hoffman and Moshe Neiman in the video–all good chevrah from Lakewood!

  2. YES I WOULD LIKE TOO ECHO: LAKEWOOD WAS WELL REPRESENTED WITH SHIMMY GREENBERGER, MOSHE NEIMAN AND BEN HOFFMAN WHO ALL INTRODUCED SENATORS!

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