Wallenberg Centennial: Honor a Hero, Invest in the Future
August 4, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg.
Recent generations of University of Michigan students have left campus after four years barely aware that Raoul Wallenberg was himself a “Michigan Man.” With the passage of time we are losing those who knew him personally, and especially those who were saved by his heroic efforts in Budapest, so it is even more urgent that we remember Wallenberg for the extraordinary individual he was.
The Centennial of Raoul’s birth presents a special opportunity to tell his story to current students. To mark this occasion, the University will spend the next 2 years engaged in activities designed to promote among our current students and alumni a new level of awareness of Raoul Wallenberg and his legacy. special exhibition in the Michigan Union in February 2013 will focus on Wallenberg’s remarkable life and humanitarian achievements. A documentary film will explore how his time as a Michigan student influenced his work, and how international researchers have labored to learn of his fate. Other events will be announced in the coming months.
Please consider a gift to support the Wallenberg Centennial activities. For questions, please contact Jill McDonough (Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Rackham Graduate School) at 734-615-2133 or email@example.com.
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