LEGACY

“Long after the sound and fury of the twentieth century have been relegated to the garbage heaps of history, the ideals and the memory of Raoul Wallenberg will live on. He will live on to teach future generations what I think is the single most important lesson of human history – that in order to survive, in order to create more livable conditions in this world, we must accept the responsibility of becoming our brother’s and our sister’s keepers. This is the meaning of Wallenberg’s legacy and this is the meaning of our struggle for human rights across the globe.”
Tom Lantos, former member of the United States Congress

“We do not know what made Robert Wallenberg act in Budapest and risk his life in many ways. Of all the endless ways a man has to express his own restlessness and move forward, wondering before life is one of the strongest. Robert Wallenberg had to make difficult choices and decisions on his own. Safeguarding the love for a young woman was the factor that triggered in him the certainty that he was doing the right thing. That love was worth defending more than anything else, because it expanded countries, it deleted borders, it united men on this earth beyond races and ideas. It is important for a man to recognize and ascribe an unconditional value to love. Being able to recognize and respect this value promises the continuity of life and the awareness that we all belong to one sole race.”
Davide Amante, novelist

“…there is no doubt that this persecution of Jews in Hungary and their expulsion from enemy territory is probably the greatest and most horrible crime ever committed in the whole history of the world.”
Sir Winston Churchill

“The manner in which he carried out his singular assignment has been described as unparalleled both in courage and in resourcefulness”
Guy Von Dardel (writing to President Harry S. Truman)

 

 

The War Refugee Board officially credits Wallenberg with saving more than 20,000 lives; his former American associates in Stockholm estimate that perhaps 100,000 men, women and children owe their survival to him.
Raoul Wallenberg took action at his own life’s risk and went beyond the goals of his secret assignment. Extensive historical research by the author of the original novel upon which this film is based, shows evidence that a secret Dossier had been ordered to follow each single move of Wallenberg in Budapest. This Dossier changed many hands. But it was only a woman that would eventually see The Wallenberg Dossier and reach out to save him.