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Santa Fe Jewish Film Fest—Raoul Wallenberg: A Hero for Our Time
September 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm$8 – $10
Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg saved as many as 100,000 Jewish lives during the Holocaust. Raoul Wallenberg: A Hero for Our Time honors his memory and examines his legacy on the 110th anniversary of his birth.
Who was Raoul Wallenberg, and what can we learn from his heroic efforts? Why did he disappear in January 1945, and what was his subsequent fate? What can his legacy teach today’s world?
Esther Kovari, whose mother was saved by Wallenberg, introduces the program. It opens with the screening of the first half of the German documentary The Case of Raoul Wallenberg – Saviour and Victim. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with law professor and diplomat David Scheffer, historian and Wallenberg expert Susanne Berger, and Stephen Kovary, who will relate his personal experience during WWII in Budapest.