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Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park

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Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park

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Basic Information

Location Újlipótváros XIII Szent István Park
Country Hungary
City budapest

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Geographical Coordinates 47.51868,19.05199


Summary

Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. He is widely celebrated for his successful efforts to rescue tens of thousands to about 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 a Swedish 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.

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Budapest named Wallenberg as an honorary citizen in 2003. Several sites honor him, including Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, which commemorates those who saved many of the Jews in the city from deportation to extermination camps, and the building that housed the Swedish Embassy in 1945.

In July 2012, marking 100 years since his birth, Hungary paid tribute to Raoul Wallenberg in a ceremony at the Budapest Holocaust museum marking 100 years since his birth.


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Hungary

City

Budapest


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