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Rescue In Scandinavia

Rescue In Scandinavia is a tribute to the many citizens of Norway and Denmark who worked to save the lives of as many of their Jewish countrymen as they could during the Holocaust period, in spite of Nazi death threats, by guiding them to safety in Sweden. It also recounts the role of the Swedish government and citizens in providing sanctuary for these Jewish refugees. It details the assignment of Raoul Wallenberg who with the assistance of Per Anger, now retired Swedish Ambassador, is credited with saving the lives of 100,000 Hungarian Jews. It combines interviews with rescuers and rescued in Norway and Denmark with interviews of public figures in Sweden and Finland. Together with war time archival footage, original music and narration by Ms. Liv Ullmann, the program represents a bright light from Scandinavia in the otherwise dark night of the Holocaust. (HS). Color & B/W. (55 min.)

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