Embassy of Sweden: the Wallenberg Street inauguration in Warsaw


“To me there’s no other choice”, Raoul Wallenberg, April, 19th – May, 16th

The City of Warsaw has decided to name a Street after Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish businessman and diplomat who risked and ultimately sacrificed his own life during the holocaust, in order to save tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazi extermination camps during the final stages of World War II.
On this occasion the Mayor of Warsaw and the Ambassadors of Sweden, Hungary and Israel, as well as the History Meeting House have the pleasure of inviting you to a series of events dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg.

The official naming ceremony and placing of a commemorative plate dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg will take place on 19th April (Tuesday) at 10:30 am on Ĺšwietokrzyska Street 30. Cecilia Åhlberg, a member of the family Wallenberg will be a special guest of the ceremony.

Moreover, the representatives of the federal authorities and the diplomatic corps as well as Rolf Ring, the deputy director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from Lund (Sweden) will participate in the event.

In connection to the Wallenberg Street inauguration, an exhibition about Raoul Wallenberg will open on the Grzybowski Square. The exhibition, available in Polish and English, can be visited between the 19th of April and the 16th of May free of charge.

On the 5th of May (Thursday) at 6 pm a debate “To me there’s no other choice” – about civil courage and on doing the right things will take place in the History Meeting House (Karowa Street 20). The discussion will be preceded by the film “Raoul Wallenberg’s War” by Gregor Nowinski.
Who was Raoul Wallenberg?

Raoul Wallenberg (1912-?) was a businessman and diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazi extermination camps during the final stages of World War II. He set up a special ‘humanitarian section’ at the Swedish legation in Budapest with the specific task of rescuing Jews. On 17 January 1945 he was taken prisoner by the Soviets and disappeared. He is an honorary citizen of the USA, Canada, Australia, Israel and Budapest. The Institute Yad Vashem honored him as one of the Righteous Among the Nations.

More information about Wallenberg is available at sweden.se

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