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Interview with Frank Vajda M.D.

Dr. Frank Vajda of Australia, who was born in Budapest, Hungary, has graciously agreed to do a filmed preliminary interview in Stockholm. He will share both his own story of survival and his expansive knowledge about Raoul Wallenberg. It has been agreed that an immediate interview will assist us with Pre-Production research and development, while a longer second interview will also be filmed once the Documentary project has reached the Production stage.

About Frank Vajda M.D

Dr. Frank Vajda, trained as a Neurologist in Melbourne and London, is Clinical Professor of Neuropharmacology at Monmash University in Melbourne, Australia. Born in Budapest, he now lives in Melbourne and divides his time between doing research in Neuropharmacology and seeking the truth about the fate of Raoul Wallenberg. Dr. Vajda was nine years old when he was one of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews saved by Raoul Wallenberg. Dr. Vajda/s translation of Jeno Lavai’s book published in Hungary in 1948 and described by Diplomat, Per Anger, as “the most authentic and well documented description of Wallenberg’s work in Budapest” was published in 1988 and reprinted in 2002. In 2003 Dr. Vajda was honored by the King of Sweden who conferred on him the Royal Order of the Polar Star First Class for his work in the memory of Raoul Wallenberg. Dr. Vajda has been head of the Free Wallenberg Committee and works on other projects commemorating Wallenberg including naming the Australian Center for Neuropharmacology after the Swedish Hero.