A Human Rights Hero: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Raoul Wallenberg. 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. (International Human Rights Day and commemorate Wallenberg's extraordinary life and legacy (Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Harvard Hillel).
A panel discussion honoring Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg who, through his courageous work in Nazi-occupied Budapest, prevented 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. Panelists include Annette Lantos, Rob Leikind, Leon Ratz, and Charlie Clements. This event was on December 10, 2012 at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.