San Salvador, August 2013
On August 27, 2013, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador set the stage for the posthumous tribute to Jewish Holocaust survivor Pierre Wolf, with the unveiling of the commemorative plaque Traces to Remember, a project promoted by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace.
During this solemn act, Global Ambassador, Dr. William Soto expressed: “The story of Mr. Pierre, like that of other survivors of different genocides, should not be regarded as a simple tragic event of the past, but as the latent testimony of a living story filled with valuable lessons for the present and future generations, concerning the need to break the silence and counteract anti-Semitism, intolerance, hatred and discrimination.”
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Integration and Economic Development, Carlos Castaneda; the Attorney General of the Republic of El Salvador, Sonia Cortez; the Ambassador of the State of Israel, Shmulik Bass; the Diplomatic Body of El Salvador; UNDP Resident Coordinator, Roberto Valent; family members of Pierre Wolff and members of the Jewish community in El Salvador were present during the ceremony.
“... Despite having lived such difficult moments, he was a kind, decent, wise man; a man who loved and respected life. He was a person who never ever instilled hatred and always transmitted love with his words, his smile and his eyes." These were the moving words of Pierre Wolff’s daughter, Jacqueline Wolff, describing her father who died in July of 2013, after having lived in the beautiful Central American country of El Salvador for over 50 years.
With the legacy and testimony of Mr. Wolff, through the Traces to Remember commemorative plaque, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace continues carrying out this project with the objective of raising awareness about recent history so that genocidal acts never happen to humanity again.