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Alumnus Raoul Wallenberg honored with Congressional Gold Medal

In a rare posthumous ceremony, Raoul Wallenberg (B.Arch.'31) was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal on June 9 in honor of his heroism during the Holocaust.

The award was presented to Wallenberg's sister, Nina Lagergren, during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Wallenberg is remembered at U-M for his selfless courage and action in the face of often overwhelming odds through a variety of initiatives, including the Wallenberg Medal and Lecture at Rackham and Taubman College’s Wallenberg Studio, Lecture, and Awards.

Nina Lagregen, Raoul Wallenberg's sister, is shown with Tess Van Gorder, a senior in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and Arnold Reed, a senior in LSA. (Photo by Cindy Bank, U-M Washington Office).

Jul 14, 2014

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