International Roundtables of the RWI-70

The aims of the Raoul Wallenberg International Roundtables are

  • to discuss specific background aspects of the Raoul Wallenberg case, as they relate to the question of his fate
  • to explore all means of seeking access to relevant historical documents in Russian archives, including legal means
  • to discuss the obstacles currently standing in the way of obtaining access to Russian archive collections, including Russian secrecy and privacy laws
  • to discuss and test international legal principles, like the Rights of the Disappeared and the Rights of Victims of Repression and their Families to the Truth (as anchored in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Disappeared); as part of this discussion we intend to highlight the real life challenges prisoners/the disappeared and their families face when seeking enforcement of these rights
  • to show that the problem of proper access to historical records exists not only in Russia but other countries as well, including Sweden, Hungary, the U.S. and Britain 
  • to lift the Raoul Wallenberg case out of its historic isolation and to place it in a broader context, including the present day human rights agenda in Russia
  • to bridge the gap between pure academic research and human rights advocacy
  • to honor the work of Professor Guy von Dardel, Raoul Wallenberg's brother, who for more than six decades - together with his parents, Maj and Fredrik von Dardel, as well as his sister Nina Lagergren - led the campaign to determine his brother's fate.

The Right the Truth

The Third Raoul Wallenberg International Roundtable

14 -15 September 2017
Swedish Army Museum

Programm (PDF)
Presseerklärung (PDF) 




Raoul Wallenberg - The State of Research

The Second Raoul Wallenberg International Roundtable

September 22, 2016
Memorial Society

Programm (PDF)
Presseerklärung (PDF)




The Art of the Impossible

Raoul Wallenberg's Rescue Actions in Budapest and the Search for his Fate in Moscow

20-21 May, 2016
Holocaust Memorial Center

Programm (PDF)
Presseerklärung (PDF)
Opening remarks by S. Berger (PDF)