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Raoul Wallenberg Place

 

—[Sidney R. Yates Federal Building] —

 
Raoul Wallenberg Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
1. Raoul Wallenberg Place Marker
Inscription. "Raoul Wallenberg's mission of mercy on behalf of the United States behind enemy lines during World War II is unprececented in the history of mankind. He is responsible for saving tens of thousands of lives during the Holocaust. A shining light in a dark and depraved world, he proved that one person who has the courage to care can make a difference."

This street was named in honor of Raoul Wallenberg by Act of Congress on December 19, 1985.
 
Erected 1985.
 
Location. 38° 53.26′ N, 77° 2.013′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street), SW and Independence Avenue, SW, on the right when traveling north on Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street), SW. Click for map. Marker is attached to the west wall of the Sidney R. Yates Federal Building (Dept. of Agriculture) at the 15th Street crosswalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 14th Street, SW, Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Escape Across the Potomac
Sidney R. Yates Federal Building image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
2. Sidney R. Yates Federal Building
Marker is visible on the wall, just to the left of the traffic signal/lamp post.
(about 400 feet away); Why is the Washington Monument Temporarily Closed? (about 500 feet away); Smokey Bear Blue Spruce (about 600 feet away); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 600 feet away); Jefferson Pier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steven Thomas Stefani IV (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gift of Trees - The 1910 Shipment (approx. ¼ mile away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Raoul Wallenberg. Swedish humanitarian and diplomat in wartime Hungary, he was arrested by the Soviets as an American agent in 1945 and ultimately died in their custody. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. (Submitted on January 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. "Hero without a Grave"
 
Categories. HeroesNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, World II
 
Another view of Raoul Wallenberg Place and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton
3. Another view of Raoul Wallenberg Place and Marker
Representative Sidney R. Yates image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
4. Representative Sidney R. Yates
Memorial to the federal building's namesake, inside east entrance, off 14th Street.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
5. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Between the Sidney R. Yates Building and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Building on Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW.
"Raoul Wallenberg - Swedish Humanitarian" <br>bust in the U.S. Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 30, 2010
6. "Raoul Wallenberg - Swedish Humanitarian"
bust in the U.S. Capitol
"... Dedicated November 2, 1995, fifty years after his disappearance."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,838 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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