Raoul Wallenberg Memorial

London

Both the setting and the lighting for Philip Jackson’s evocative sculpture of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg in Great Cumberland Place were designed by Donald Insall Associates. Wallenberg is depicted pensively standing against a wall. A closer examination reveals the rear of the wall draped with the Swedish flag and made from 100,000 Schütz passes, the documents with which he saved Jews from being transported to Auschwitz. The raised squared plinth of York stone setts, set at 45o to the main road, affords the bronze figure prominence when viewed from the nearby synagogue and relates the sculpture positively to the surrounding crescent. An inscribed bronze strip at the outer edges encourages viewers to move around the monument as they read.