Raoul Wallenberg-Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat & humanitarian. Celebrated for successful efforts to rescue about 100,000 Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during Holocaust during later stages of WW II. While serving as Sweden's special envoy in Budapest July - Dec 1944, issued protective passports & sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory.  Jan 17, 1945 detained by Soviet authorities on suspicion of espionage and then disappeared. Reported to have died July 17…

Raoul Wallenberg, Sweden's special envoy in Budapest between July and December Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory saving tens of thousands of lives.

If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. Swedish UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold

If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. Swedish UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjöld - Swedish diplomat, economist, & author. 2nd Secretary-General of United Nations.  Served from April 1953 until death in plane crash in Sept 1961. Only person awarded posthumous Nobel Peace Prize.  JFK called him “the greatest statesman of our century".  Some believe death was not an accident.  One of his greatest moments was refusing to give in to Soviet pressure to resign.  Has remained the benchmark against which later UN Secretary-Generals have been judged.

March 1953 – The United Nations Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjöld as United Nations Secretary General

Count Folke Bernadotte - Swedish diplomat and nobleman noted for his negotiation of release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps during World War II, including 450 Danish Jews from Theresienstadt released 14 April 1945.  He was assassinated in Jerusalem in 1948 by the militant Zionist group Lehi while pursuing his official duties. The decision to assassinate him had been taken by Natan Yellin-Mor, Yisrael Eldad and Yitzhak Shamir, who later became Prime Minister of…

Count Folke Bernadotte - Swedish diplomat and nobleman noted for his negotiation of release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps during World War II, including 450 Danish Jews from Theresienstadt released 14 April 1945. He was assassinated in Jerusalem in 1948 by the militant Zionist group Lehi while pursuing his official duties. The decision to assassinate him had been taken by Natan Yellin-Mor, Yisrael Eldad and Yitzhak Shamir, who later became Prime Minister of…

Dag Hammarskjöld speaks on human rights (1953)

UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld speaks about human rights in Swedish, English, French and German.

Using every means at his disposal, the 32-year-old succeeded in rescuing over 100,000 Jews within a six-month period. While Oskar Schindler is a household name, due largely to the acclaimed film “Schindler’s List,” Wallenberg—who saved many more people—is virtually unknown. And that’s a tragedy . . .

Raoul Wallenberg - Remembering a Hero

Dag Hammarskjöld remembered : a collection of personal memories

Dag Hammarskjöld remembered : a collection of personal memories

Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld

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