September 21, 2012


We marked the centennial of Raoul Wallenberg's birth in a program at the Museum this week. With our partners, the United NationsOutreach Programme and the Permanent Missions of Hungary and Sweden to the United Nations. Deputy Secretary of the United Nations Jan Eliasson (above) addressed the overflow audience, which included senior representatives of 33 nations.
The evening included a discussion with two Wallenberg experts, Professor Bengt Jangfeldt for Sweden, who has written the most recent biography of Wallenberg, and Kati Marton, who wrote her Wallenberg book three decades ago. It was a lively discussion which covered Wallenberg's heoric deeds, the open questions about his fate, and the potent legacy he left behind. 
Bengt Jangfeldt, KatiMarton, DGM

(Photos by Melanie Einzig)