New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Raoul Wallenberg Monument
Gustav Kraitz, artist
A gift of the family of Hilel Storch of Stockholm, Sweden
Dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg a Swedish diplomat born in 1912, who was stationed in Budapest, Hungary 1944-45
“I could never return to Stockholm, knowing that I had failed to do everything within human power to save as many Jews as possible”
- Raoul Wallenberg
Displaying great daring and ingenuity, Raoul Wallenberg saved the lives of countless Hungarian Jews by placing them under the protection of the Swedish Government.
….Raoul Wallengerg, with extraordinary courage and with total disregard for the constant danger to himself, saved the lived of almost one hundred thousand men, women, and children….
- From the 1981 Joint Resolution of Congress making Raoul Wallenberg as Honorary Citizen of the United States
On January 17 1945 Raoul Wallenberg was detained and imprisoned by the Soviet government.
His fate remains unknown.
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: Heroes. A significant historical date for this entry is January 17, 1945.
Location. 40° 45.109′ N, 73° 58.06′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of First Avenue and East 47th Street, on the right when traveling north on First Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Katharine Hepburn Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Japan Society (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Papal Visits (about 400 feet away); Beekman Tower (about 700 feet away); Dag Hammarskjöld (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dag Hammarskjold (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irving Berlin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peace Form One (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Raoul Wallenberg. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on January 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Monument dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg unveiled in New York. The International Raoul Wallenberg Memorial entry (Submitted on January 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Gold Medal Designs Selected. Coin Update entry, May 10. 2013 (Submitted on January 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.