Join the National Nordic Museum for the 25th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Event, 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. Siavosh Derakhti is a Swedish social activist and founder of Young People Against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia. Derakhti’s talk will outline his upbringing in Malmö, Sweden and the life experiences that led him to found his organization. Through his nonprofit, Derakhti brings young people from different cultural backgrounds together to teach them about anti-Semitism and xenophobia. Throughout his presentation, Derakhti will discuss the work that his organization does as well as tools that young people can use to continue this work in the future.
This year’s Annual Wallenberg Event will be happening virtually. Register here.
Special Thanks to Our Partner Organizations for This Event
Washington State Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and Holocaust Center for Humanity.