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Raoul Wallenberg Exhibition

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To me there’s no other choice

Event details

The Raoul Wallenberg Exhibition is open to the public between 9.00am and 5.00pm weekdays, and between 10.00am and 3.00pm Saturdays, at Curtin University St Georges Tce, 139 St Georges Tce, Perth.

Date
16 - 30 March 2017
Time
9am - 5pm weekdays, and 10am - 3pm Saturdays
Venue
Curtin University St Georges Tce
Raoul Wallenberg

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.

In Budapest, Raoul set up a special ‘humanitarian’ section at the Swedish legation with the specific task of rescuing Hungarian Jews. By issuing Swedish protective passports in large quantities and renting buildings 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 roll-up exhibition ‘Raoul Wallenberg – to me there´s no other choice’ describes the Swedish diplomat´s deeds and his ultimate disappearance. It forms a platform for dialogue on issues concerning tolerance, democracy and personal courage.

The contents were originally produced for a Wallenberg exhibition that toured the world in 2012, the centenary of Raoul´s birth. The exhibition is now touring Australia and was 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 and at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra.

‘Raoul Wallenberg – to me there’s no other choice’  is presented by the Swedish Institute and the Embassy of Sweden with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.