A Hero’s Many Faces: Raoul Wallenberg in Contemporary Monuments

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Springer, Apr 8, 2009 - History - 425 pages
Raoul Wallenberg is remembered for his humanitarian activity on behalf of the Hungarian Jews at the end of World War II, and as the Swedish diplomat who disappeared into the Soviet Gulag in 1945. This book examines how thirty-one Wallenberg monuments, in twelve countries on five continents commemorate the man.
 

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Contents

Plates
1
The Monuments Protagonist
31
Raoul Wallenberg in Historiography and Popular Imagination
41
Raoul WallenbergA Heros Tale
51
Raoul Wallenbergs Deed
81
New York Public Library Manhattan
98
Philip Jackson The Wallenberg Monument 1997
115
Jewish Museum Sydney Australia
126
Imre Varga The New Raoul Wallenberg Memorial
159
Raoul Wallenbergs Legacy
169
Jon Rush Köszönöm Raoul Wallenberg Thank You Raoul
191
Gustav and Ulla Kraitz Hope 1998 New York
220
Raoul Wallenbergs Insubordination
233
Challenges Comparisons and Conclusions
259
Catalog
303
Notes
364

Franco Assetto Angel of Rescue 1988 Los Angeles
130
Raoul Wallenbergs Fate
133
Australia 135138
135
Uga Drava Pietŕ 1987 Nepean Ottawa Canada
150
Bibliography
400
Photograph Credits
417
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TANJA SCHULT Researcher at Stockholm University, Sweden, and is working as a freelance curator. She was previously employed at Södertörn University College. Educated in the History of Art and Scandinavian Studies in Erlangen, Lund and Berlin, she completed her PhD in 2007 at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

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