Join the Nordic Heritage Museum for the 22nd 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 as well as sheltered Jews in Swedish-territory buildings, saving tens of thousands of people from deportation to concentration camps. Wallenberg was detained by the Red Army in 1944, and reportedly died in a communist prison in 1947. Today, he is celebrated by countries worldwide for his courageous humanitarian efforts.
Our special guest speaker is the former Swedish Ambassador to Germany and Italy, Ruth Jacoby. She served as Sweden's ambassador to Germany from 2006-2010 and Sweden's ambassador to Italy from 2010-2015. Ambassador Jacoby has also worked for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Stockholm and as the Executive Director of many global corporations.
Doors open at 5pm
Dinner at 5:30pm
Washington State Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and Holocaust Center for Humanity.
Come and be inspired by the values, traditions, art,
and spirit of the Nordic peoples.