The Raoul Wallenberg Institute - Lund, Sweden
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N 55° 42.313 E 013° 11.456
33U E 386321 N 6174755
Quick Description: The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is named after the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who with his efforts saved the lives of thousands of Jews at the end of World War II. Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 3A, 222 20 Lund, Sverige
Location: Skåne, Sweden
Date Posted: 9/13/2020 3:10:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM134DC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is named after Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews and other people at risk in Hungary at the end of World War II.
The constitutive meeting of the Institute took place on October 26, 1984. Raoul Wallenberg's brother-in-law, Judge Gunnar Lagergren, was the first chairman.
The Mission is "To contribute to a wider understanding of, and respect for, human rights and international humanitarian law."
The Raul Wallenberg Institute is a research and academic institution with offices, programmes, and convening power covering 40 countries. (The Human Rights Library is currently closed due to the Corona Crisis)
Source: (visit link)

Raoul Wallenberg (4 August 1912 – disappeared 17 January 1945 in Hungary) was a Swedish diplomat and humanitarian. He saved tens of thousands of Jews in German-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from German Nazis and Hungarian Fascists during the later stages of World War II. While serving as Sweden's special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory.
Source: Wikipedia
Physical Address:
Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 3A
Lund, Sweden
222 20


Date Dedicated: 10/26/1984

Supporting Website: [Web Link]

Memorial Type: Library

Fee/Donation: Not listed

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