International Public Appeal


This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary, as well as the 80th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s humanitarian mission to Budapest, to protect the last surviving Jewish community in Europe.

We are searching for any information you may have about:

  • His life and person
  • His contacts and life-saving actions in Budapest
  • His subsequent fate as a prisoner in the Soviet Union

Please distribute this appeal widely in your respective professional and private networks, and on social media, at home and abroad. The more people view the appeal, the greater will be the chance to discover individuals who still have valuable information to share!

Please contact us with information or questions at

We are proud to announce the launch of a new international appeal for information about Swedish diplomat and Holocaust hero Raoul G. Wallenberg (1912-?)

With this project, we aim to document Raoul Wallenberg’s life and work in a more formal way, in the hope of creating a permanent and tangible record of his humanitarian activism.

At the same time, we intend to highlight the full spectrum of the official Swedish rescue effort in Hungary (1944-45), including the many unsung heroes of the resistance, private individuals, as well as the various local and international agencies, diplomats and representatives of civil society who contributed to its success.

The collected data, such as written and oral histories, witness accounts, photographs, artifacts, and other types of documentations will be made available to the public through exhibits, including digital collections, and is to serve as a repository of remembrance and research for future generations. The collection will also serve researchers in their efforts to provide answers to the remaining questions about Wallenberg’s mission and his fate.

#WeWantToKnow International Public Appeal about Raoul G. Wallenberg is a joint project of the Raoul Wallenberg Honorary Citizen Committee, Tel Aviv University and the RWI-70. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following individuals and organizations:


Dr. Ronit Kampf
Liana Baranskyi
Dr. Nurit Carmel
Prof. Mark Keil
Heddi Keil
Ayelet Grunberg
Students of Bezalel, Jerusalem
Students of Junior High schools, Ra’anana/Herzlia


Ambassador Erik Ullenhag
Cecilia Åhlberg
Max Federmann


Louise von Dardel
Matilda von Dardel


The Hon. Irwin Cotler
George Preger
Ann Weiszman
Jude Ellen
Simone Hanchet

Website & Technical support

Kathryn Birstein



Tel Aviv University (TAU), Tel Aviv
The Embassy of Sweden, Tel Aviv
The Raoul Wallenberg Academy, Stockholm
OVED for Human Rights, Toronto
The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights (RWCHR), Montreal
Keren Kajemet Leisrael – Jewish National Fund, Stockholm
The Holocaust Memorial Center, Budapest
SVT Kulturnyheterna, Stockholm