Memorial honouring helpers of Raoul Wallenberg unveiled in Budapest
Budapest (MTI) – A memorial plaque commemorating helpers of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who rescued tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust in Hungary, was unveiled in Budapest on Sunday.
Head of the Raoul Wallenberg Association József Sebes said there are 19 names on the plaque but there were many more involved in saving lives. He noted that about a hundred people were helping the Swedish rescue operation before Wallenberg arrived to Budapest. Their number rose to almost 300 later on, he added.
Director of the Holocaust Memorial Centre Szabolcs Szita said there were about 850 Christian Hungarians who helped the rescue operation. He noted that people risked their own lives.