Raoul Wallenberg Award

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Raoul Wallenberg in 1944

The Raoul Wallenberg Award is bestowed by The Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States on "individuals, organizations, and communities whose courage, selflessness and success against great odds personified those of Raoul Wallenberg himself."[1] It has been awarded periodically since 1985, when the inaugural award was given to Wallenberg himself.[1]

The most recent recipients of the award are French singer Charles Aznavour and his sister Aïda, for the work of their family, most notably their father Mischa, who sheltered Jews from the Nazis in the basement of the family home during the Third Reich's occupation of France during World War II.

The Committee has also given Civic Courage Awards since 1986.[1]

Honorees[edit]

The following people and organizations have received Raoul Wallenberg Awards:[1]

Civic Courage Award Recipients[edit]

The following people and organizations have received Civic Courage Awards from the Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States:[1]

Raoul Wallenberg Commemorative Award[edit]

  • Annamaria Torriani-Gorini (1987), received the Raoul Wallenberg Commemorative Award from the state chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Worcester, Massachusetts, for her work with the Resistance against the fascists during the Second World War and her efforts to house more than 800 children, who had survived the Nazi concentration camps. She, along with her husband, Luigi Gorini, found a suitable property in Selvino, a small village in the Italian province of Bergamo, to look after these children for close to three years, until they could be re-settled in Israel. [3] [4]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Raoul Wallenberg Awards". The Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  2. ^ http://president.al/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Revista_Presidenca_5.pdf
  3. ^ https://apnews.com/096816341972bbd4a989574b0b95f9ff
  4. ^ http://news.mit.edu/2013/obit-torriani-gorini-biology