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Raoul Wallenberg 2012

Raoul Wallenberg 2012

02/10/2012

Wallenberg 2012
 

Strasbourg, 2 October 2012 - In Budapest 1944, Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust. His actions show that one person's courage and ability can really make a difference, offering inspiration to us all to speak out and indeed to act against persecution, xenophobia and anti-Semitism.

 

The Swedish government has decided to commemorate the centenary of Raoul Wallenberg's birth, honouring his memory with various events and activities both in Sweden and internationally.
 
 
A memorial ceremony took place at the Council of Europe in honour of Mr Raoul Wallenberg, organised by the Permanent Representation of Sweden, in co-operation with the Permanent Representation of Hungary, on 2 October at 2.30 pm in the Foyer of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. A special exhibition about Raoul Wallenberg was inaugurated in the Council of Europe’s main building.
 
 
 

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On Flickr: Events during the Raoul Wallenberg year 2012
Presentation of the Swedish Institute´s travelling exhibition "To me there´s no other choice" on YouTube! 
 

 
 
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