Wallenberg Memorial Defaced After Debut

From Times Wire Reports

Less than 24 hours after it was inaugurated by Sweden's king and foreign dignitaries, a monument to Raoul Wallenberg was defaced with spray paint.

White paint was sprayed on three of the 12 knee-high figures of dark bronze that look like faceless people or gnarled logs. There were no words or claim of responsibility.

"I feel humiliated," Romuald Wroblewski, the son of a Holocaust survivor, was quoted as saying by a Swedish newspaper's Web site.

Wallenberg helped thousands of Jews escape deportation to death camps from Nazi-occupied Hungary at the close of World War II.

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