Raoul Wallenberg - to me there's no other choice - in Melbourne
The exhibition 'Raoul Wallenberg - to me there's no other choice' is travelling Australia during 2015-2018 and will be shown at the Church of Sweden in Toorak/Melbourne in November 2017
The exhibition is presented by the Swedish Institute and the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
'Raoul Wallenberg - to me there's no other choice' will be shown at
Church of Sweden
21 St Georges Road
Toorak VIC 3142
from 16 to 23 November 2017
Due to the Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar, the exhibition will be re-opened after the Christmas holidays.
Launched nationally in Adelaide on 8 November 2015 by H E the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia, this travelling exhibition has been shown at the State Library of South Australia in Adelaide, at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra and at Curtin University, Perth.
Raoul Wallenberg is one of the most famous and admired Swedes in the world. Working from the Swedish legation in Budapest, he led a daring operation to rescue countless Jews from the Holocaust in the closing stages of World War ll. By issuing Swedish protective passports in large quantities, and by renting buildings, ‘Swedish houses’, where Jews could seek shelter, he helped them escape the German and Hungarian Nazis. Armed only with his bravery and moral courage, Raoul Wallenberg saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust.
The exhibition describes the Swedish diplomat's deeds and his ultimate disappearance. It forms a platform for dialogue on issues concerning tolerance, democracy and personal courage.
In 2013, Raoul Wallenberg was made Australia's first Honorary Citizen and recently Australia Post honoured him with an Australia Post stamp.
Read more about Raoul Wallenberg in the link below and in the attached documents.
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