Wallenberg Tribute

Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Budapest Jews from the Nazis during the last year of WWII. He was taken into Soviet custody just days after Budapest was liberated and was never again accounted for by Western sources; some Soviet reports put his death in 1947 in a Moscow prison. Each year since 1984, Muhlenberg College and the Institute have paid tribute to Raoul Wallenberg by honoring one or more individuals who are recognized for their courageous moral action on behalf of others.

The annual Wallenberg Tribute includes a public lecture and reserved seating dinner. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive an invitation, please email us at [email protected].

Past Honorees
2022 Jewish Family Services of Delaware, Refugee Integration Support Effort (RISE)
2021 Lehigh Valley Sikhs
2020 Krista Tippett
2019 The Rev. Dr. Jesper Svartvik
2018 Deacon Elizabeth Miller
2017 Rabbi Ambassadaor David N. Saperstein
2016 Rabbi Allen Juda
2015 Alan Jennings
2014 25th Anniversary Celebration (no honorees)
2013 Ilene Wood
2012 The Rev. Dr. Walter Wagner
2011 Rabbi Dr. Irving R. Greenberg
2010 The Rev. Christine Nelson
2009 Patty Carlis
2008 The Rev. Daniel Gambet
2007 Cerf & Lee Berkley and Ralph & Roberta Longsworth
2006 The Rev. Dr. John Reumann
2005 Alvin Mishkin
2004 The Rev. Dr. Franklin Sherman
2003 Jeanette & William Seaman
2002 Jeanette Eichenwald
2001 Arthur R. & Kathryn P. Taylor
2000 Bernard Frank, Esq. and Dr. Jonathan Tenzer
1999 The Rev. Dr. William P. Barker
1998 Joseph & Rita Scheller
1997 The Rev. Edward Flannery
1996 Drs. Alice & Roy Eckardt
1995 Dr. Eugene J. Fisher
1994 The Rev. Harold S. Weiss and Irvin J. Borowsky
1993 Dr. Darrell Jodock
1992 Ira Born


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