Saturday, August 17, 2013
A Hero for All Times: The Raoul Wallenberg Story will be presented on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Charleston Jewish Community Center, 1645 Roll Wallenberg Blvd.
The Charleston community honors Raoul Wallenberg on the 101st anniversary of his birth. Raoul Wallenberg saved nearly 100,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust, yet his life and disappearance are filled with unanswered questions. Why did this Christian Swedish diplomat risk his life to save others? What was his ultimate fate?
Dr. Jonathan Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, has written and edited 12 books. He has been invited to the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem and the Israeli Embassy in Washington. His university lecture appearances include Harvard, Cambridge, and the Air War College and Chinese National Defense University (Beijing). Dr. Adelman has extensive experience advising the U.S. government. The State Department has sent him on 15 international speaking tours to countries including China, Russia, Japan and India.
The Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston (CJC) is an organization that seeks to build bridges of understanding to promote sensitivity, tolerance, respect and fellowship among all faith groups. C-JC is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization; donations are welcome. Its website is www.CharlestonCJC.org.