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Wallenberg Remembrance Day Proclaimed

Governor Thomas Kean has proclaimed January 17 as “A Day of Remembrance” in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg. The Swedish diplomat, whose heroic actions saved the lives of untold thousands of Jews in Hungary during World War II, will be paid tribute, when churches and public buildings throughout the free world ring their bells at noon.

Kean stated, “Raoul Wallenberg did not shrug his shoulders or deny his responsibility as a human being. He took the burden upon himself, he took the risks, and in doing so he saved thousands of innocent people who were caught in events beyond their control.” Wallenberg was made an Honorary Citizen of the United States in 1981.