In Honour of Raoul Wallenberg: Montréal

 

In honour of the 100th anniversary of his birth, Wallenberg was made an honourary Montrealer/citizen of Montreal on October 25, 2012. Wallenberg was also honoured on the Côte Saint-Luc Human Rights Walkway. Inaugurated in September 2000 and located at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park, the Walkway is dedicated to those men and women “who, by their steadfast commitment to mankind, have held high the torch of human rights and let it light the world”. Other honourees include John Humphrey, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Nelson Mandela.

 

 

Coordinated by the Canadian Friends of Raoul Wallenberg, a monument and memorial plaque were set up in the garden of the Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, 635 Sainte-Catherine West, a terrace which has been named Raoul Wallenberg Square. The bronze bust was erected in 1996 by sculptor Paul Lancz who was actually one of the Budapest Jews Wallenberg rescued from Nazi deportation.

Honorary Montréal Citizenship
Honorary Montréal Citizenship

Agnes Kent, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor, holds the certificate of Raoul Wallenberg’s honorary Montreal citizenship, with, from left, Mayor Gérald Tremblay, Larry Nachshen and Marvin Rotrand.

Côte Saint-Luc Human Rights Walkway
Côte Saint-Luc Human Rights Walkway

Inaugurated in September 2000 and located at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park, the Côte Saint-Luc Human Rights Walkway is dedicated to those men and women who, by their steadfast commitment to mankind, have held high the torch of human rights and let it light the world.

Montreal Bust
Montreal Bust

Bust made by Paul Lancz http://www.lancz.com/wallenberg/ Photo by Montreal In Pictures