One Man Who Made a Difference

Honoring Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Raoul Wallenberg

By Mark Brzezinski, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden

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Gold Medal Ceremony for Raoul Wallenberg

June 17, 2014 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office

Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate posthumously presented a Congressional Gold Medal to Raoul Wallenberg in honor of his heroism during the Holocaust.

The ceremony will took place on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), participated along with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

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Dr. Kyle Pruett Joins Project

Exciting New Project Advisor

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RWCFI Promotional Campaign

"Rescuing Raoul Wallenberg" Pre-Production Progress

-Full Documentary Proposal Released

-Short Overview Presentation Video Edited and Available Online

-Outreach Effort Underway to Reach New Project Advisors and Ideal Interview Candidates

-Fundraising for "Rescuing Raoul Wallenberg" Production Phase with New RWCFI Website


The following presentation highlights footage collected during Research and Development:

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Vladimir Bukovsky Joins Project

Exciting New Project Advisor

Vladimir Bukovsky, writer, scientist, and human rights campaigner, has agreed to a preliminary filmed interview to assist the "Rescuing Raoul Wallenberg" film development. He has also consented to a more formal and in-depth interview when we have reached the Production stage. RWCFI is most grateful for the contributions of this incredible man, who has generously offered his connections, expertise and experiences to enhance this important project.

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Early Intervention

The Raising of America Sample Reel from California Newsreel on Vimeo.

The Raising of America

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Wallenberg's Life-Giving Legacy


Tuesday begins a yearlong celebration of the life of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who chose not to be indifferent when faced with great evil.

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