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Raoul Wallenberg
Raoul Wallenberg

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A tree commemorates Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved many people from the Nazi Holocaust during World War Two.

Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. He is widely celebrated for his successful efforts to rescue between ten thousand and one hundred thousand Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from Hungarian Fascists and the Nazis 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 saving tens of thousands of lives.

On January 17, 1945, during the Siege of Budapest by the Red Army, Wallenberg was detained by Soviet authorities on suspicion of espionage and subsequently disappeared. He was later reported to have died on July 17, 1947.

 

 

Location

Address:Hawthorn & Balacava Roads , Caulfield Park, Caulfield North, 3161
State:VIC
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.872375
Long: 145.025085
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Foreigners

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd October, 1988
Front Inscription

B'Nai B'Rith Raoul Wallenberg Unit honours Raoul Wallenberg, a hero of our time.

Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved 100000 Jewish lives in Hungary during World War 2 symbolises the fight for human rights and human dignity.

This tree was planted by His Worship, the Mayor of Caulfield Councillor Emil Braun, J.P. 23rd October 1988

Source: MA
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