Congressman Brad Sherman at Wallenberg Luncheon

Congressman Brad Sherman at Wallenberg Luncheon

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to award Raoul Wallenberg the Congressional Gold Medal. The vote was part of an effort to confer the honor upon
Wallenberg in time for the 100th anniversary of his birth in August.
“By sacrificing his personal safety, and ultimately his life, to protect the lives of a generation of Jews, Raoul Wallenberg exhibited the kind of noble courage that we prize in America,” said William Daroff, the director of the Washington office of the Jewish Federations of North America, which has led
lobbying for the act that would confer the honor. “On behalf of the countless Jews saved through his mission, we are
grateful for the House’s action today to permanently honor a global hero.” Los Angeles Community Leaders Stanley Treitel and Howard Winkler took part in the initial Congressional Gold Medal kickoff luncheon for Raoul Wallenberg at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC along with many Members of the U.S. House and Senate.

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