Saturday, 12 August 2017 20:46

Raoul Wallenberg Day, August 27th

Sweden and the world celebrate a day in honor of Raoul Wallenberg by encouraging you to make a difference.

 In 1944 Raoul Wallenberg saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary by issuing them travel passes. Some of them are our members. He himself did not live to see the result of his heroic deed and, according to Russian claims, perished in a Soviet prison in 1947. Amid constant danger, he stood up for what he thought was right and in the process saved many lives.

Raoul Wallenberg is one of very few to have been named an Honorary American Citizen, the second after Winston Churchill, and was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for his deeds.

 The American Club of Sweden is proud to serve on the National Committee for Raoul Wallenberg Day. We encourage our members to check out the web site.

How can you be a difference-maker? Check out the Raoul Wallenberg Day web site for One Hundred Ways to Make a Difference!

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