In tribute to Raoul Wallenberg, The Abraham Global Peace Initiative (AGPI) is launching the Max Eisen Holocaust and Humanitarianism Award.
A Swedish diplomat during the Holocaust, Mr. Wallenberg risked his life by rescuing approximately 100,000 thousand Jewish people, giving them diplomatic immunity and saving them from deportation to death camps.
Recognizing this act of bravery and heroism, Canadians mark every January 17th as Raoul Wallenberg Day. "Our hope is to inspire and empower others to take action to make the world a better place," said AGPI's Founding Chairman and CEO, Avi Abraham Benlolo.
To mark this occasion, AGPI is encouraging students all over the world to take action against Antisemitism by competing in a new annual essay writing contest, named after Canadian Holocaust survivor, Max Eisen, who passed away in 2022.
An education fund was established in his honour after his passing to carry forward his life's work to advance Holocaust education.
Statement By AGPI's Director of Education, Dr. Neil Orlowsky: "As we amplify the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, AGPI continues to collaborate with educators in finding meaningful ways to incorporate his story and actions into the curriculum.
Through our new Humanitarian Award in addition to the Power of One Human Rights Exhibit, we take up the challenges that Wallenberg himself set out to combat: the need to foster a great sense of understanding as to the role of individuals in making a difference in the face of injustice".
The Abraham Global Peace Initiative (AGPI) is a prominent international NGO based in Canada. It educates, advocates and publishes articles, reports and produces films, exhibits, symposiums and media content to counter Antisemitism; combat Holocaust denial; advance The Abraham Accords, and advance freedom, democracy, and universal human rights. AGPI is a registered (Canadian) charitable organization and provides tax-receipts for donations.