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A hero's many faces : Raoul Wallenberg in contemporary monuments

Author: Tanja Schult
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Holocaust and its contexts.
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Raoul Wallenberg is remembered for his humanitarian activity on behalf of the Hungarian Jews at the end of World War II, and as the Swedish diplomat who disappeared into the Soviet Gulag in 1945.  Read more...

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Named Person: Raoul Wallenberg; Raoul Wallenberg; Raoul / 1912-1947 / Monuments Wallenberg; Raoul Wallenberg; Raoul Wallenberg
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tanja Schult
ISBN: 9780230222380 0230222382
OCLC Number: 298778169
Description: xviii, 425 p. [8] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Historiography and Popular Imagination --
The stuff heroes are made of --
Hero skepticism and the survival of a questioned concept --
Raoul Wallenberg-A Hero's Tale --
The hero's origin --
The call to adventure --
The challenge that makes the hero --
Tragic fate-eternal life --
The individual against the cruel regime --
Legend by number --
The civil hero --
The universal hero --
Wallenberg as the world's conscience --
The Monuments as Part of the Wallenberg Commemoration --
The Holocaust hero in the age of globalization --
Concluding remarks --
II. The Raoul Wallenberg Monuments --
Raoul Wallenberg's Deed --
The hero as man-of-action --
The fighter --
The helper --
The diplomat --
Raoul Wallenberg's Fate --
The hero as victim --
The prisoner --
The lost son --
The hero without a grave --
The martyr --
Raoul Wallenberg's Legacy --
The hero as ideal and obligation --
The outstanding deed --
Thank you --
Courage and compassion --
Freedom --
Hope --
Pienza --
In memory of Raoul Wallenberg's deed --
Raoul Wallenberg's Insubordination --
The hero as trouble maker --
The unconventional hero --
III. Raoul Wallenberg as Monument and Hero --
Challenges, Comparisons, and Conclusions --
Specific genre preconditions --
The challenge of finding a consistent motif --
The problem of readability in the monument genre --
Expectations on the monument genre --
A question of concept: Unambiguousness versus openness --
Wallenberg monuments as contemporary representatives of the genre --
The monuments' protagonist: The universal hero Raoul Wallenberg --
Catalog Overview of all Raoul Wallenberg monuments(in chronological order) --
Catalog entries of every monument (containing basic facts)
Series Title: Holocaust and its contexts.
Responsibility: Tanja Schult.

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