January 25 an exhibition about Raoul Wallenberg was opened in Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum Tolerance Education Centre and a film about this Swedish diplomat and savior of Jews was shown.
The embassy of Sweden in Vilnius, in cooperation with Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum and the International Commission, presented an exhibition about Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved Jewish people in Hungary during the Second World War. The ambassador of Sweden to Lithuania Maria Christina Lundqvist made an opening speech in which she talked about the research, carried out 20 years ago in Sweden, which showed that Swedish people know very little about the Holocaust. That was the reason why they prepared a booklet “Tell Your Children” which was distributed to all the homes. The ambassador invited the audience to get acquainted with the booklet. Mark Zinger, the director of the Jewish Museum, pointed out that it is very important to talk about the Holocaust in all societies. Ronaldas Račinskas, CEO of the International Commission, spoke about how important it is to remember the Righteous Gentiles and their heroic acts trying to save people in the face of death.
The event was attended by a special guest – the signatory to the Act of Independence of Lithuania, a politician, professor Vytautas Landsbergis and many students and teachers from Garliavos Juozo Lukšos Gymnasium and Užupio Gymnasium.
Link to the booklet mentioned in the article “Tell Your Children”: http://www.levandehistoria.se/material/tell-ye-your-children