R a o u l W a l l e n b e r g
M a n A m i d s t I n h u m a n i t y
The Jewish Museum of Greece in the framework of the temporary exhibition, entitled “Raoul Wallenberg. Man Amidst Inhumanity”, offers for free, on Sunday 21st October 2012, an educational program for families entitled:
“One person can make the difference. Core Values of Democracy”.
Raoul Wallenberg, a descendant of a Swedish merchant family, arrived to Budapest in July 1944, four months after the German occupation of Hungary. Already in August of the same year, he issued under his diplomatic status 4.500 protective passports, which he had the Hungarian authorities accept as “family documents” and thus saving the lives of thousands of people. From the very beginning, he cooperated efficiently with the Red Cross, with the diplomats of neutral states and with Hungarian rescuers. Despite the dangers and the difficult internal political situation, Raoul Wallenberg although putting daily his own life at risk, he never stopped fighting for the salvation of his fellow humans.
As this year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg,the courageous Swedish diplomat, who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews, during WW II, and the exhibition dedicated to him, the above mentioned program was also designed. The aim of the program is to familiarize the visitors with the life and achievements of the Swedish Diplomat. Together with the exhibition – commemoration to Raoul Wallenberg’s memory a special reference to Greek rescuers will be held.
For more information about the program and reservations, please contact Ms. Orietta Treveza, Educational Officer of the JMG, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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