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Street Named ‘raoul Wallenberg Place’

The Senate has approved legislation to name a street in front of the soon-to-be built U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum as “Raoul Wallenberg Place” in honor of the Swedish diplomat who saved some 100,000 Jews in Hungary during World War II.

The naming of the street was in an amendment to the District of Columbia Appropriation Bill introduced by Sen. Carl Levin (D. Mich.). The House took similar action earlier this year. Levin said it was “appropriate” that the street be named for Wallenberg, “a man who saved so many from the horror of the Holocaust.”