Tuesday, February 7, 2012

UC-Irvine School of Fine Arts Rejects Wallenberg Statue

Reference is made to my previous posts about an effort to have a statue of Raoul Wallenberg placed on the UC Irvine campus.

Below is a copy of a letter sent to Peter Lancz, the organizer of the drive, by Joseph S Lewis, Dean of the Clair Trevor School of the Arts dated January 30, 2012. 

This is the same department that just this past Saturday hosted some kind of symposium by a group of anti-Israel activists and film makers.

Do you suspect that had someone wanted to erect a statue of Nobel Peace Prize winner Yasser Arafat on the campus, the school would have given it more favorable consideration?

"Uhhhh, yeaaaah."

So do I.


Findalis said...

Raoul Wallenberg saved the lives of over 100,000 Jews. That is a no-no to liberals. Perhaps they should consider a statue to remember Adolf Eichmann. He killed enough Jews to make liberals happy to see a statue of him.

Gary Fouse said...


Things are so one-sided on a college campus, it is pathetic. On UC campuses, many Jewish kids who want to embrace their Jewish identity or voice support of Israel find their college experience becoming something they would rather forget. I am referring to one friend who graduated a few years from UCI. Here you have a figure, Wallenberg) too few young Americans have ever heard of and should know about. UCI should have been honored to have a sculpture of this man from the son of a famous sculptor saved by Wallenberg on its campus.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I doubt it. But they would probably write an equally nice letter praising Arafat's sacrifices for the cause of peace, or whatever. That's how they say no.