Courage and Compassion

Aliza Tammam

Photo courtesy of the The Wallenberg Foundation of New Jersey, Inc.

The Raoul Wallenberg Monument: “Courage and Compassion,” is located on the corner of Rt. 46 and Baldwin Road in Parsippany, New Jersey. The monument represents the ideals and the greatness of Raoul Wallenberg, a righteous gentile that saved hundreds of thousands Jewish lives during the Holocaust. A surprising thing about this monument is that it is such a simple structure, just 2 sheets of medal into ribbons and a hexagonal structure, has such a complex and deep meaning. Teaching people who see this monument that just like the structure people are more than just how they present themselves. There is a deeper meaning to people and their actions than one might see and that there are many different ways to look at just one structure or person.

About urba0090

is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s