The story of Raoul Wallenberg

03-01-2013 , by Sandra Boland , ed. Irish Association of Social Worker

The story of Raoul Wallenberg-Eternal Lessons and Inspiration for the Profession of Social Work

The Holocaust was an exception in history, a systematic plan to eradicate an entire people, the Jewish people. The Jewish people were the prime victims of the nazi regime. In 1933 nine million Jews lived in the 21 European countries which would be occupied by Germany during the Second World War. By 1945 two out of every three Europeen Jews had been killed. But Jews were not the only victims. There were more than 11 million victims in total, 6 million Jews and more than 5 million additional victims, targeted because of nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, political affiliations, disability or sexual orientation.

More than any other individual Raoul Wallenberg would stem the tide of horror… Read more> 

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