Swedish Embassy Honour Memory of Diplomat Who Save Thousands of Jews During WW II

The Embassy of Sweden in Monrovia today, January 17, honoured the memory of Raoul Wallenberg.
Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg, a Swedish Diplomat and humanitarian, saved thousands of Jews in German-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from German Nazis and Hungarian fascists during the later stages of World War II. While serving as Sweden’s special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings which he declared as Swedish territory.
The late Swedish diplomat is said to have died or disappeared at a very young age of 34 on July 17, 1945 but he remains famous for saving the lives of thousands of Jews during the heat of World War II.
A message on the official Facebook handle of the Swedish Embassy in Monrovia said “through his outstanding organisational skills, moral compass and his civil and personal courage, the Swedish diplomat managed to save tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust. Wallenberg is a role model for everyone who believes in freedom, equality and solidarity. Let us honour his memory by continuing to stand up against antisemitism and racism, the message read.

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