A Hero's Many Faces: Raoul Wallenberg in Contemporary Monuments

Paperback | March 15, 2012

byTanja Schult

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Raoul Wallenberg is remembered for his humanitarian activity on behalf of the Hungarian Jews at the end of World War II, and as the Swedish diplomat who disappeared into the Soviet Gulag in 1945. This book examines howthirty-one Wallenberg monuments, intwelve countries onfive continents commemoratethe man.

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Raoul Wallenberg is remembered for his humanitarian activity on behalf of the Hungarian Jews at the end of World War II, and as the Swedish diplomat who disappeared into the Soviet Gulag in 1945. This book examines howthirty-one Wallenberg monuments, intwelve countries onfive continents commemoratethe man.

TANJA SCHULTis a researcher at Stockholm University and is working as a freelance curator. She was previously employed at Södertörn University College. Educated in the History of Art and Scandinavian Studies in Erlangen, Lund and Berlin, she completed her PhD in 2007 at Humboldt University, Berlin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 8.56 × 5.62 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230361455

ISBN - 13:9780230361454

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: RAOUL WALLENBERG
The Monuments' Protagonist
Raoul Wallenberg's Life, Mission and Fate
Raoul Wallenberg in Historiography and Popular Imagination
Raoul Wallenberg: A Hero's Tale
The Monuments as Part of the Wallenberg Commemoration
PART II: THE RAOUL WALLENBERG MONUMENTS
Raoul Wallenberg's Deed
Raoul Wallenberg's Fate
Raoul Wallenberg's Legacy
Raoul Wallenberg's Insubordination
PART III: CHALLENGES, COMPARISONS AND CONCLUSIONS
Catalogue of the Monuments
Notes
Bibliography

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'Of the numerous Wallenberg books and publications since the 1980's, this one stands apart. It is to my mind the first substantive study about Swedish diplomat Raoul G. Wallenberg outside of the regular Holocaust Studies/World War II canon. The book is accessible to general audiences, yet there is rich material to mine both for the professional art historian, teachers, Holocaust experts and other specialists. The mark of a great book [is] that it stimulates and surprises you and leaves you changed. And this "A Hero's Many Faces" does in great measure.' - Susanne Berger, The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation 'A fascinating survey of the range of artistic responses to Wallenberg's story across five continents.'Tim Cole, Journal of Jewish Identities