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The Museum of Tolerance invites you to a virtual event featuring the film
PASSAGE TO SWEDEN
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:00PM PT / 10:00 PM ET
“Passage To Sweden is a moving and beautifully told story about unsung heroes of the Holocaust. It should be seen by everyone who values humanity and compassion for others.” - Jed Blaugrund, Film Critic, The Signal
“No one who sees this film can fail to be impressed by these important humanitarian efforts that made such a profound difference in the lives of those rescued and rehabilitated. One seldom concludes a Holocaust-related film by feeling morally uplifted but this is a film that celebrates human decency and compassion.”
- Michael Berenbaum, Director, Sigi Ziering Institute, American Jewish University
Passage To Sweden looks at the events occurring in Scandinavia and Budapest during WWII. Comparing and contrasting the actions of countries like Denmark and Norway who were both attacked on April 9, 1940. Although Denmark was quickly overrun and surrendered within 24 hours, the Danish people would rise up to protect their Jewish neighbors and 97 percent of Denmark’s Jews survived. Norway in contrast would deport the majority of their small Jewish Community destined for Auschwitz.
The film highlights the heroic actions of ordinary people. The sanctuary Sweden offered to Jewish refugees saved thousands of lives. Swedish Diplomat Raoul Wallenberg's unflinching personal bravery helped rescue some 100,000 Hungarian Jews. The film includes interviews with his sister Nina Lagergren, and those who received his life saving Schutz-Pass (Protective Passport). Even when hope was fading, The Swedish White Bus Operation helped save Jews during the final weeks of the war.
Following the screening Liebe Geft, Director of the Museum of Tolerance moderates a discussion with Suzannah Warlick, Director/Producer of Passage To Sweden.
And from the film
Chana Sharfstein Daughter of the Chief Rabbi of the Orthodox Community in Stockholm during WWII and
George Farkas Son of John Farkas, a Resistance Fighter, Raoul Wallenberg’s Right-Hand Man and the last known person to see Wallenberg alive.
For more information about the film Passage To Sweden go to passagetosweden.com
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