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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 21

Raoul Wallenberg: A Righteous Man

Raoul Wallenberg: The Biography

Ingrid Carlberg
Chair: Philippe Sands
Readings by: Henry Goodman

Ingrid Carlberg, winner of the prestigious August Prize for her seminal biography, Raoul Wallenberg, is joined by Philippe Sands to explore the extraordinary life and unique contribution of this ‘Righteous Man’. As Sweden’s Special Envoy to Budapest in 1944, Wallenberg’s heroism and ingenuity at the height of the Holocaust saved countless lives while ultimately costing him his own. Henry Goodman read extracts from the biography.
Ingrid Carlberg is a Swedish author, and award-winning journalist. Her biography of Raoul Wallenberg was awarded both the August Prize for the best Swedish work of non-fiction and the Swedish Academy's Axel Hirsch Prize. She lives outside Stockholm and is also the author of four novels.
Philippe Sands QC is Professor of International Law at University College London and a barrister in Matrix Chambers. A broadcaster and frequent contributor to The Guardian, he is the author of several books, including Torture Team and Lawless World. He has recently made an acclaimed documentary,  A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did, about the children of high-ranking Nazis.  
Henry Goodman is a multi-award-winning actor, twice recipient of the Laurence Olivier award and winner of the London Critics' Circle Award. He has recently starred as Volpone in Trevor Nunn's production. 
 In association with World Jewish Relief, the Anglo-Swedish Society and Quercus.                         

Experience the event as it happened:

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Ingrid Carlberg © Sara Moritz

Philippe Sands

Henry Goodman

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