New U-M President Schlissel recognizes the heroism of Wallenberg at his first Board of Regents meeting

None has made a more lasting impact than Raoul Wallenberg, who came here from Sweden and graduated in 1935. We should never forget his heroics in saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from death during the Holocaust,” he said. “Last week, his remarkable legacy was reinforced with the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal, which is the nation’s highest civilian award.