Recipients of the Raoul Wallenberg Award
Prime Minister Goran Persson of Sweden - 2001 For his ground-breaking stand on Holocaust education in Sweden, for keeping the Wallenberg case open, and for public apologies to Wallenberg's family for steps not taken to secure his release by former Swedish governments.
The City of New York - 2001 For all of its citizens who searched for the missing, cared for the injured, gave comfort to loved ones of the missing or lost, and provided sustenance and encouragement to those who searched through the rubble at ground hero.
Elisabeth and Alexander Sandor Kasser - 2000 She was Raoul
Wallenberg's personal translator. He worked with Prof. Valdemar Langlet
to organize and run the Swedish Red Cross in Budapest and was responsible
for saving many lives with the "Schutzbrief" (protection letter) that
The City of Billings, Montana - 1997 For its stand in the face
of bigotry, helping to set an example for communities across America.
Ambassador Robert S. Strauss - 1997 For his work on the Wallenberg
Case while he was Ambassador to the Soviet Union, and his lifelong commitment
to human relations.
Elizabeth Dole - 1995 For her humanitarian work as President
of the American Red Cross.
Thomas Veres - 1994 Raoul Wallenberg's personal photographer
who, at the age of 18, showed extraordinary courage as he worked with
Wallenberg to document the Nazi's inhumanity and Raoul Wallenberg's
Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas M. Salgo - 1994 For their
generous and thoughtful donation of a statue, replacing the one stolen
that honors Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest, Hungary.
Harvey M. Meyerhoff - 1994 For his unceasing work to make the
United States Holocaust Museum a reality.
Alan C. Greenberg - 1991 For the very special "Magic" he has
performed for The Wallenberg Committee and for so many others.
Senpo Sugihara - 1990 A Japanese diplomat who lost his career
and risked his life issuing official exit visas to thousands of Jews
Giorgio Perlasca - 1990 An Italian, working in disguise at
the Spanish Embassy in Budapest, who saved thousands of Jews.
Miep Gies - 1990 The Dutch heroine who provided a hideout and
protection for Anne Frank and her family.
The Nation of Denmark - 1990 For humanitarian efforts of the
Danish People in sea-lifting their Jewish population to safety in Sweden.
H. Ross Perot - 1987 For his personal courage in the dramatic
rescue of his American employees being held captive in Iran.
The City of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho - 1986 For the stand that
its citizens took against militant Neo-Nazis harassing individuals in
Raoul Wallenberg - 1985 In Absentia