January 26, 2022

Raoul Wallenberg Awards in Hungary

The Raoul Wallenberg Awards were presented in Budapest

From right to left:
Czinder Antal
Dr. Horváth Zoltán István
Bakó Béla
Bíró András
Ignácz Judit, member of the AME PANZH
Kissné Balázs Barbara

Our sister organization, the Hungarian Raoul Wallenberg Association, bestowed the Raoul Wallenberg Awards in a moving ceremony that took place on January 25, 2022, at the Rumbach Synagogue in Budapest.

The recipients of the prestigious awards are:

Kissné, Balázs Barbara – social worker, activist of the March of the Living.

Bíró, András – first chairman of the Hungarian Raoul Wallenberg Association, founder the Autonomy Foundation, former recipient of the “Right Livelihood Award”

Czinder, Antal – sculptor, former executive of the Hungarian Raoul Wallenberg Association; he made most of the Raoul Wallenberg memorial plaques in Budapest

Bakó, Béla, Catholic priest, Franciscan monk in Marosvasarhely (Rumania); social worker and pastor of Gypsies and other poor people

Dr Horváth, Zoltán – Catholic parish priest, dean, canon, member of the Christian Jewish Society

Ame Panzh – Gipsy creative community, journalists in the electric media

During the event, the attendants solemnly remembered the figure of Jenő Setét, recipient of the 2020 Raoul Wallenberg Award, who untimely passed away yesterday morning at the age of 50. He was an unwavering Roma human rights activist.

Judit Ignacz and Boglarka Fedorko, Roma journalist, representatives of Ame Panzh Roma group