12 Oct

Wallenberg Commemoration in the Council of Europe

During the Second World War, 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. A memorial ceremony in his honor

12 Oct

Wallenberg Memorial Year Programs in Rome and Padua

Homage to Raoul Wallenberg is paid by a Hungarian-Italian-Israeli-Swedish program in Italy in October, at the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Swedish diplomat. The cities of Rome and Padua are two venues of the program, titled Remembering the Righteous Among the Nations. The events, running from 3 to 31 October,

01 Oct

Exhibition on Holocaust in Hungary Opens in Berlin

An exhibition focusing on the Holocaust in Hungary titled “Persecution – Rescue – New Beginning” opened in the premises of the Hungarian Embassy in Berlin on September 27, 2012. The displayed material from the collection of the Holocaust Memorial Center introduces the developments that led up to the tragedy and the history of Shoah from

21 Jun

Exclamation mark won the “When was it? Where was it?” secondary school contest

The team consisting of students from grammar schools Fazekas and Bornemisza in Budapest won the “When was it? Where was it?” secondary school contest, which was one of the key events of the Wallenberg year. Ten teams, out of the 116 contesting ones, have entered to the final round. A group of students from the

21 Jun

“Examples of Humanity” – Exhibition on Metro Trains

Posters of rescuers are displayed in the frames of the Metro Gallery on metro trains of Budapest in June and July, as one of the key programs of the Wallenberg Year. Passengers of lines 2 and 3 encounter the photos of more than 30 brave individuals, with explanatory notes and information on key historic sites