Raul Wallenberg. A hero from World War II that, if you don’t know his story, you must read about (follow this link here to start).
Wallenberg, a Swede and non-Jew, is credited with personally saving tens of thousands of Jewish men, women, and children
by standing up to the Nazis. He confronted, through a moral power and authority mightier than the German sword, the evil that swirled around him and, to a magnificent extent, triumphed over it.
In 1981, to honor his deeds, then President Ronald Reagan signed legislation making Wallenberg an honorary citizen of the United States. Wallenberg was the second such honorary citizen, the first being Winston Churchill. I think US Representative Tom Lantos said it best when he noted:”It is most appropriate that we honor [him] …
In this age devoid of heroes, Wallenberg is the archetype of a hero — one who risked his life day in and day out, to save the lives of tens of thousands of people he did not know whose religion he did not share.”
There are very few people in history like Wallenberg. But thank God that when we are in the darkest of times, people such as Wallenberg arise to do His work.