Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

"Seventy Years without Raoul Wallenberg"

Date: 
Monday, 19 January, 2015

On January 15 2015, the Kantor Center held a conference: "Seventy Years without Raoul Wallenberg" - International Diplomatic and Legislative Activity Against Racial Discrimination, at the Cymbalista Jewish Heritage Center, at Tel-Aviv University.

The event was co-sponsored by the Cymbalista Jewish Heritage Center, the Embassy of Sweden in Israel and the Kantor Center.

This event also marked a decade to the UN's declaration of the International Holocaust Memorial Day and 70 Years to the liberation of Auschwitz.

Prof. Dina Porat, Head of our Center, co-chaired the event with His Excellency, the Swedish Ambassador in Israel, Mr. Carl Magnus Nesser.

A member of the Wallenberg family, Ms. Cecilia Åhlberg, was present, along with a large audience.

The full program is available on this link.

An audio recording of the first part  is available by clicking on this link.

A video of the full event can is available by pressing on this link.

The Swedish press published an article on the event in Swedish can be seen in this link  or in this English translation,  by Dr. Mikael Shainkman, Postdoc Fellow on Antisemitism and Racism at our Center.

In the evening, a recording of the opera "Wallenberg", performed by the Estonian National Opera, was screened at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. The opera was written by Erkki-Sven Tüür, who was present during the exhibition. This gathering was sponsored by the Embassy of Estonia in Israel.