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ONLINE: 26th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Virtual Event
Join the National Nordic Museum for the 26th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Event, honoring the memory of the Swedish diplomat who intervened to save thousands of Jews from deportation to Nazi concentration camps.
The 26th Annual Wallenberg Event will feature Dr. Michelle Facos, a professor of Art History and Jewish Studies at Indiana University. Dr. Facos will give an overview of Jewish life in Sweden around the year 1900, giving special attention to the myriad of Jewish contributions to Swedish national identity. The lecture will give context the world that Raoul Wallenberg grew up in.
Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish architect and businessman, who served as Sweden’s special envoy in Nazi-occupied Budapest from July to December, 1944. During that time, Wallenberg issued protective passports to Jewish persons and sheltered Jews in Swedish-territory buildings, saving tens of thousands of people from deportation to concentration camps. Wallenberg was detained by the Soviet Army in 1944, and reportedly died in a communist prison in 1947. Today, he is celebrated by countries worldwide for his courageous humanitarian efforts.
This year’s Annual Wallenberg Event will be happening virtually.
Cost: $5 for members, $10 general admission. Tickets can be purchased here.