- Jewish American Heritage Month. USA. In an official declaration, President George W. Bush proclaimed May 2007 as Jewish American Heritage Month, ”Throughout our history, Jewish Americans have contributed to the strength of our country and the preservation of our values. The talent and imagination of these citizens have helped our Nation prosper, and their efforts continue to remind us of America’s gift of religious freedom and the blessings of God’s steadfast love.” Read the complete proclamation
- Ben Olander at Lidingö kyrka Församling, Djursholms Gymnasium Gymnasieskola and R.W. Academy for Young Leaders, Stockholm Gymnasieskola, Sweden. Swedish folk musician Ben Olander will discuss the Holocaust and present Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, as an example of courage and what one person can do to prevent everything that comes between harassment and genocide.
25th anniversary of the naming of Elementary School PS 194 as The Raoul Wallenberg School. New York. USA.
- Screening of documentary about Wallenberg’s partner and friend. Budapest, Hungary. The Raoul Wallenberg Asociation of Hungary presents the film ”With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest” about the life of Per Anger at the Holocaust Documentation Center, following their annual meeting. Per Anger was a young diplomat for the Swedish legation in Budapest in 1944 and assisted Raoul Wallenberg in the struggle to save Hungarian Jewry. After Wallenberg was taken prisoner by the liberating Soviets in January of 1945, Anger dedicated his life to discovering the fate of his partner, a fate still unknown. Páva u. 39. H-1094 Budapest – 6:00 pm.
- Congressional Human Rights Caucus briefing on Wallenberg. Washington, DC. USA
Congressman Tom Lantos; former Congressman Richard Gephardt; Swedish Ambassador Gunnar Lund; Professor William Korey; and attorney Morris Wolff will be among the speakers at the event, aimed at discussing the latest developments in the mystery of Raoul Wallenberg. Tuesday, May 22, 2007 – Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building – 1:30 pm. For more information: http://lantos.house.gov/HoR/CA12/Human+Rights+Caucus/HRC+Hidden+Content/05-22-07+Wallenberg+Briefing+2007.htm