October 25, 2020 | National Nordic Museum
The Holocaust Center for Humanity is proud to be a Partner Organization of the annual Raoul Wallenberg event. Join the Nordic Museum for the Annual Raoul Wallenberg Dinner, honoring the memory of the Swedish diplomat who intervened to save thousands of Jews from deportation to Nazi concentration camps.
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.
Our speaker this year is Swedish activist Siavosh Derakhti, founder of Young People Against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia. Derakhti was the recipient of the Raoul Wallenberg Prize in 2013 in recognition of his activism and in 2015 he received the Human Rights First Award, bestowed by the group of the same name.