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.

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is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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