Raoul Wallenberg Dinner

23rd Annual

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Join the Nordic Museum for the 23rd Annual Raoul Wallenberg Dinner, 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. 

From Day to Day (left); Timothy J Boyce (right)

In 1942, the Nazis arrested Norwegian architect and humanitarian Odd Nansen.

Imprisoned in numerous concentration camps throughout the rest of the Second World War, Nansen kept a secret diary, in which he recorded the details of his harrowing experience. First published in 1947, Nansen’s From Day to Day fell into obscurity shortly thereafter. 

Timothy J. Boyce, a retired lawyer from North Carolina, rediscovered the diary in 2010 and made it his personal mission to republish it. A new edition of Nansen’s diary, edited by Boyce, was republished in 2016. Boyce will deliver the lecture on Nansen, his diary, and the work it took to republish such a significant historical document at this year’s Wallenberg Dinner.  

Special Thanks to Our Partner Organizations for This Event

Washington State Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and Holocaust Center for Humanity. 

Interested in volunteering at this dinner? We would LOVE to have you join us. 

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