Raoul Wallenberg Day
Wallenberg Day Screening 2018
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War (2016) directed by Ken Burns (Documentary, 1 hour 18 minutes).
Join us for our annual film screening honouring Raoul Wallenberg Day featuring Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War (2016).
The account of an American minister and his wife, Waitstill & Martha Sharp, from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who committed their lives to a dangerous mission of saving Jews during the Nazi occupation of Europe. Over two years they helped rescue hundreds of Jews and refugees fleeing the Nazis across Europe.
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.