Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Raoul Wallenberg

Adopted by the CCAR at the 91th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, June 23-26, 1980

Raoul Wallenberg, the courageous and compassionate Swedish emissary who saved thousands of Jews from Nazi persecution, is reported, on excellent authority, to be held a prisoner by the Soviet Union. In the face of unimpeachable testimony and clear evidence to the effect that Wallenberg is still alive, the Soviet government has been obstinate and uncooperative in efforts to free Wallenberg, or, if according to their claim he is dead, to allow an appropriate investigation to prove it.
The Central Conference of American Rabbis, in gratitude for Raoul Wallenberg's unique service to the Jewish people, and in the name of compassion and common decency, calls upon the government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to cooperate fully with the Swedish government, the family and friends of Raoul Wallenberg and the growing multitude of people throughout the world who have taken up this cause.