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  • Raoul Wallenberg

    Raoul Wallenberg

    "Artistic homage to Wallenberg" by Robert Barancik, Philadelphia artist. Photomontage.

    The Raoul Wallenberg Monument in New York
    Artist: Gustav Kraitz, Sweden, 1998
    A gift of the family of Hilel Storch of Stockholm, Sweden

    The Raoul Wallenberg Monument in New York (detail)
    Artist: Ulla Kraitz, Sweden, 1998
    A gift of the family of Hilel Storch of Stockholm, Sweden

    FOR RAOUL WALLENBERG
                          by Steve Pudenz
    I had just finished saying,
    "...there you see the lonely briefcase
    waiting
    for the hero who never came back,"
    when a guy jumped out of his van.
    He tried to pick it up,
    tugged at it, and looked at it
    and slunk back into his truck.

    We had a fine laugh
    as the traffic light changed
    and the van roared off up the street.
    I thought of the sculptor
    who faked the man out,
    and the hero
    who never came back,
    of the lives he had saved
    at the cost of his own,
    and I thought how he lives
    a century on,
    in a briefcase made out of stone.

                                       With permission of the author

    The Raoul Wallenberg Monument in New York
    Artist: Gustav Kraitz, Sweden, 1998
    A gift of the family of Hilel Storch of Stockholm, Sweden

    Raoul Wallenberg Memorial in Stockholm, Sweden

    Raoul Wallenberg (Humanitarian) - a poem written by Janice Jackson, Independent Scholar/Poet/Activist.

    To remember -- the outstanding deed by Lenke Rothman

    Click here to view the Minnesota Legislative decree on Wallenberg.

    Book Review From the Association of Holocaust Organizations, New York

    To commemorate Raoul Wallenberg, our center's assistant director - Robert D. Levy has created the following site.

    News Flash

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, quoted an AP report of November 28, 2000 indicated that "Soviets Killed Wallenberg, Head of Kremlin Panel Says." The story quoted Alexander Yakovlev, Chairman of the commission on rehabiliation of victims of political repression, as saying: "We do not doubt that he was shot at Lubyanka (prison); we must put an end to this story, which has acquired an acute international significance and has been poisoning the atmosphere for a long time." The story suggested that Wallenberg was shot before Stalin's death in 1953. Wallenberg's half-brother, Guy von Darden, however asked for documentary proof.Wallenberg was last sited in Budapest on January 17, 1945. The Swedish-Russian joint commission is slated to issue its final report in January, 2001. The Swedish commision head, Jan Lundvik, indicated that Yakovlev's most recent statements still did not supply documentary proof of one version or another.