December 6, 2005

Swede sings of Raoul


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A Swedish balladeer wants to sing about the life of Raoul Wallenberg to New York students.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation asked schools this week to host Ben Olander for his hour-long show, which incorporates songs, pictures and storytelling. Olander, described by the foundation as ”one of Sweden’s foremost balladeers,” will be in New York March 1-6.

Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat in Budapest during World War II, risked his life to rescue tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. He disappeared into the Soviet gulag shortly after the Soviets liberated the city.