Raoul Wallenberg: A Human Rights Hero

Monday, December 10, 2012
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Nye B Conference Room (Taubman Building, 5th floor)
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, Mass.

Watch this Event on Video!

 

Harvard Hillel and The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

 

 

are proud to present:

A Human Rights Hero:
 Celebrating
the Life and Legacy
of
Raoul Wallenberg

Featuring:

Annette Lantos

Director of the Lantos Foundation and the wife of the late Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in the U.S. Congress and Founder of the Human Rights Caucus in the House of Representatives, who escaped Hungary with a ‘Wallenberg’ document.

 and

Rob Leikind

 Director of the Boston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee 

This year marks the 100th birthday of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who rescued tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II. As Sweden's envoy in Nazi-occupied Budapest, Wallenberg issued thousands of fake Swedish protective passes, thereby preventing the deportation of countless Hungarians to the death camps of Europe. Wallenberg was arrested by the Soviet Union in January 17 1945 and never heard from again. To celebrate international Human Rights Day and to commemorate Wallenberg's extraordinary life and legacy, the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Harvard Hillel invite you to attend this program.

This event is co-sponsored by:

  
Harvard 
Hillel
 &  The Carr Center
 for Human Rights Policy