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Raoul Wallenberg Monument map_it

Manhattan

Read a history from Parks’HistoricalSigns Project.This text can be found posted within the park.

Location:
Traffic island at 1st Avenue and East 47th Street, along Raoul Wallenberg Walk
Sculptor:
Gustav Kraitz; Ulla Kraitz
Architect:
Abel, Bainson, Butz
Description:
Five columns, each with two sides rough-hewn and two sides smooth; sphere atop column 1; replica of attaché case; cubical paving blocks
Materials:
Columns--black Swedish diabase; sphere--blue ceramic; replica of attaché case--bronze (red patina); paving blocks--basalt
Dimensions:
Column 1 H: 14'8"; Column 2 H: 17'; Column 3 H: 13'8"; Column 4 H: 17'; Column 5 H: 18'; Sphere diameter 3'3"; paving blocks H: 6¼" L: 6¼" W: 6¼"
Cast:
1998
Dedicated:
November 9, 1998
Foundry:
Bermans Bronze Foundry, Stockholm, Sweden (attache case)
Fabricator:
Broby Granit AB, Sibbhult, Sweden
Donor:
Marcus Storch and family (in memory of Hilel Storch)
Inscription:
Inscription 1
ON JANUARY 17, 1945
RAOUL WALLENBERG
WAS DETAINED
AND IMPRISONED BY
THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT.
HIS FATE REMAINS
UNKNOWN.


Inscription 2
….RAOUL WALLENBERG,
WITH EXTRAORDINARY
COURAGE AND WITH
TOTAL DISREGARD
FOR THE CONSTANT
DANGER TO HIMSELF,
SAVED THE LIVES
OF ALMOST
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND
MEN, WOMEN,
AND CHILDREN….
---
-FROM THE 1981
JOINT RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS,
MAKING
RAOUL WALLENBERG
AN HONORARY CITIZEN
OF THE UNITED STATES


Inscription 3
"I COULD NEVER
RETURN TO STOCKHOLM,
KNOWING THAT I HAD
FAILED TO DO
EVERYTHING
WITHIN HUMAN POWER
TO SAVE AS MANY
JEWS AS POSSIBLE"
-RAOUL WALLENBERG


Inscription 4
DISPLAYING GREAT
DARING AND INGENUITY,
RAOUL WALLENBERG
SAVED THE LIVES
OF COUNTLESS
HUNGARIAN JEWS
BY PLACING THEM
UNDER THE PROTECTION OF
THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENT


Inscription 5
DEDICATED TO
RAOUL WALLENBERG
A SWEDISH DIPLOMAT
BORN IN 1912,
WHO WAS STATIONED
IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
1944-45


*Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common orpopular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily theoriginal dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects thedate of installation.
*For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

 

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