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Raoul Wallenberg Day

Wallenberg Day Screening 2017

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THE OPTIMISTS directed by Jacky Comforty © Comforty Media Archives

Join us on Monday, January 16 for our annual film screening in honour of Wallenberg Day, featuring "The Optimists."

A recounting of the rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust by their friends and neighbours. (Documentary, 1 hour 23 minutes, 2005)

PURCHASE TICKETS BELOW FOR The Optimists Film Screening
Monday, January 16 | 7:00 PM (doors and reception) | 7:30 PM screening
Innis Town Hall | University of Toronto | 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto
Tickets: $12 | trailer


About Raoul Wallenberg Day in Canada

Raoul Wallenberg Day was designated by the Government of Canada in 2001 to honour Wallenberg, Canada’s first honorary citizen, who is credited with saving the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews. When Soviet forces liberated Budapest in February 1945, more than 100,000 Jews remained, mostly because of the efforts of Wallenberg and his colleagues. Wallenberg disappeared on January 17, 1945. His righteous heroism is a legacy and inspiration for all Canadians. For more information about Raoul Wallenberg, please visit the Holocaust Encyclopedia of the USHMM.

The Neuberger presents an annual commemorative and educational program, which incorporates a film highlighting courageous actions of Righteous Among the Nations or addresses the history of the Holocaust in Hungary.