The University Record, April 8, 1997

Wallenberg stamp to be unveiled here April 27

Wallenberg stampThe University and the U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the issuance of the Raoul Wallenberg commemorative postage stamp at 1:30 p.m. April 27 at the Rackham Building Auditorium.

The event, which follows the first-day issuance of the stamp on April 24 in Washington, D.C., will feature remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger, Sen. Carl Levin, Rep. Lynn Rivers and Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon, and by Carl January and S. David Fineman of the U.S. Postal Service.

Wallenberg, who graduated from the U-M in 1935 with a bachelor's degree in architecture, was a Swedish diplomat to Budapest who helped save the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II by bargaining with Nazi officials, establishing safehouses, distributing false passports, disguising Jews in Nazi uniforms, and setting up checkpoints to avert deportations.

For more information, call Vi Benner, 647-4566.