Raoul Wallenberg monument in winter

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Wallenburg monumentThe monument is in the churchyard of Hagakyrkan (Haga Church) in Gothenburg. During the Second World War, Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat in Budapest. He was instrumental in rescuing thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. In this picture he looks about 12 years old, but I suppose he’s older. I don’t know why the sculptor (Charlotte Gyllenhammar) chose to use such a young photo though.

Wednesday 16th February 2011, 13.17

Olympus SP55OUZ | 10/800 sec | f/3.3 | ISO50

Links to more information about Raoul Wallenberg:

At the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law http://www.rwi.lu.se/institute/rw.shtml

On Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raoul_Wallenberg

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