The video of the lecture is now available. “I lived in a time when we needed heroes,” Agnes Heller, 2014 Wallenberg Medalist, says when discussing being a good citizen and the ways in which that has played out in her life. Dr. Heller, a world-renowned philosopher and Holocaust survivor has spent decades as a vocal…
The U-M student newspaper reports on Agnes Heller’s Wallenberg ceremony.
A life lived out loud: Wallenberg medalist Agnes Heller speaks against an oppressive regime and stands up for civic engagement. Join us for her Wallenberg Lecture.
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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.
The 23rd Wallenberg Lecture will be presented in the fall of 2014. More information on the medal recipient will be available in the coming months.