Raoul Wallenberg exhibition 'To me there's no other choice' touring Australia
The exhibition 'Raoul Wallenberg - to me there's no other choice' - an exhibition about moral courage, tolerance and personal responsibility - is touring Australia during 2015-2018.
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.
'Raoul Wallenberg - to me there's no other choice' 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.
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.
Read more about the exhibitions in the links below;
> Adelaide 2015
> Canberra 2016
> Perth 2017
> News article Canberra - Launch by the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
The exhibition will tour other capital cities in Australia during the next few years.
Interview with Swedish author Ingrid Carlberg about her biography of Raoul Wallenberg, launched in Australia in November 2016;
> SBS Radio Sweden