Raoul Wallenberg (B.S. Arch ’35), rescuer of tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, is among the University of Michigan’s most illustrious alumni. On the centenary of his birth, the University of Michigan, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Consulate General of Detroit are presenting an exhibition that tells the story of a young Swede and U-M alumnus whose choices in life made him an immortal hero. The exhibition will be in the Art Lounge at the Michigan Union during the month of February.
On Thursday, January 30, the exhibition will open with a reception from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Remarks will be by University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman, Swedish ambassador to the U.S. Jonas Hafström, dean of the University of Michigan A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Monica Ponce de Leon, University of Michigan Wallenberg Executive Committee co-founder and Holocaust survivor Irene Butter, and Swedish journalist Ingrid Carlberg, author of the award-winning book There is a Room Waiting for you Here: The Story of Raoul Wallenberg.
More information can be found on the Wallenberg website.
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Wendy Ascione-Juska, Annual Giving Officer, Rackham Graduate School
Published in: Graduate School News