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Seminar about the Life and Symbolic Fate of Raoul Wallenberg. Budapest, Hungary. With the Participation of Ambassador Cecilia Björner, Embassy of Sweden, Budapest; Paul A. Levine, Uppsala University; István Rév, OSA Archivum; László Karsai, University of Szeged; Gábor Kádár, Eötvös Loránd University; András Kovács, Central European University; and András Mink, OSA Archivum. The seminar is sponsored and hosted by the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, the Embassy of Sweden, Budapest, and the OSA Archivum. To see the program. The seminar will take place at OSA Archivum: Arany J. u. 32. – Budapest. 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Pedagogical Seminar ”Raoul Wallenberg – One Man Can Make a Difference.” Budapest, Hungary. The seminar will touch subjects such as Wallenberg in the world today, Wallenberg in film and Wallenberg as a moral and pedagogical symbol, as well as methods of Holocaust Pedagogy. The seminar is organized by the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, the Embassy of Sweden in Hungary, the OSA Archivum and in partnership with the Raoul Wallenberg Association in Hungary, the Holocaust Memorial Center, the Jewish Museum of Stockholm. To see the program. The seminar will take place at Central European University, Auditorium – Nádor utca 9 – Budapest. 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
March 2 – April 29
Exhibition ”Raoul Wallenberg – One Man Can Make a Difference.” Budapest, Hungary. The exhibition will be opened by Dr. Gábor Demszky, Mayor of Budapest. Keynote speakers include Ms. Louise von Dardel – Niece of Raoul Wallenberg, Mr. Olle Wästberg – Director of the Swedish Institute and Ms. Cecilia Björner – Ambassador of Sweden to Hungary. The exhibition is organized by the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, the Embassy of Sweden in Hungary, the OSA Archivum and in partnership with the Raoul Wallenberg Association in Hungary, the Holocaust Memorial Center, the Jewish Museum of Stockholm. To see the program. The exhibition will take place at OSA Archivum’s Central Gallery: Arany J. u. 32. – Budapest.
Ben Olander at R. W. Academy for Young Leaders, Göteborg Gymnasieskola, Sweden. Swedish folk musician Ben Olander will discuss the Holocaust and present Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, as an example of courage and what one person can do to prevent everything that comes between harassment and genocide.
Screening of ”Searching for Wallenberg.” Brooklyn, USA. Organized by the Holocaust Memorial Committee, the screening will take place following their annual Purim Breakfast. The film, produced by Robert Kimmel contains newly discovered archival material and exclusive interviews about the life of Raoul Wallenberg. Manhattan Beach Jewish Center. 60 West End Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11235 – 9:30 am.
March 15 – May 6
”Light in the Darkness: Raoul Wallenberg and the rescue of the Budapest Jews 1944/45.” Bretteb, Germany. Organized by the Raoul Wallenberg Committee of Germany, the exhibition has been shown at over 30 places in Germany since 1994, including the Bundesarchiv in Koblenz, the parliament-buildings in Mainz and Hannover, the German Library in Leipzig and the synagogue in Cologne. Melanchthon House Bretten. Melanchthonstraße 1, 75015 Bretten, Germany. For more information visit www.melanchthon.com.
”One Person can Make a Difference.” New York. USA. Presentation of the educational program ”One Person can Make a Difference” to middle school social studies teachers. The program was developed by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. The presentation is organized by the Direction of School Improvement & Social Studies of the Regional Learning Support Center 3 of the New York City Department of Education.
63rd Anniversary of German Occupation in Hungary. On March 19th, 1944, German forces occupied Hungary. As a result, Hungarian Jews were ordered to concentrate in ghettos. Over 500,000 Jews died under German occupation.
Screening of the documentary: The Dead Are Good Men. Budapest, Hungary. Loránd Tamáska bears witness to Hungarian history, between 1944-1957, from his special perspective: the dissection table. Director: János Fuzik, 1994. 50 min.
Lecture ”From the murder of Wallenberg to the Jewish trials in Budapest.” Budapest, Hungary. The lecture will be given by András Mink following the screening. To see the program. The event will take place at OSA Archivum: Arany J. u. 32. – Budapest. – 6 pm
Presentation of New Book on Wallenberg. Moscow, Russia.
Professor Paul A. Levine presents his coming book ”Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest: A Critical Re-evaluation of a Holocaust Hero” at the Embassy of Sweden in Moscow. Professor Levine is Research director of The Uppsala Programme for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Uppsala University. He is the author of many books about the Holocaust, among them ”Tell Ye Your Children…”. He will also be responsible for the seminars, which are to take place during the exhibition about Wallenberg to be opened in Moscow in September at the Andrei Sacharov Museum. Place: Embassy of Sweden, Ulitsa Mosfilmovskaya 60 – 16.00 pm.
Carl Lutz was born in 1895. As chief of the Swiss Legation’s Department of Foreign Interests in Budapest and as an engaged Christian, Carl Lutz felt he had to protect people persecuted by the Nazis. When deportations to Auschwitz began, Lutz decided to place the staff of the Jewish council for Palestine under his diplomatic protection. With the aid of volunteers, Lutz issued tens of thousands of ”protective letters” and placed part of the Jews protected by Switzerland – about 30,000 people – in 76 protected houses. Carl Lutz helped 62,000 Jews to survive.