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.

While historically this event has included a public lecture and dinner, due to the ongoing health crisis, the Wallenberg Tribute was held virtually on October 25, 2020.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive an invitation to the Wallenberg Tribute, please email us at religionandculture@muhlenberg.edu.

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


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