Exhibition image for Raoul.
Free admission


A small exhibition about a great deed

Who was Raoul Wallenberg and what was he doing in Budapest in 1944? And why is he remembered by people all over the world?

Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who made a difference for tens of thousands of people. By issuing protective passports and establishing so-called Swedish houses, designated as Swedish territory, he saved the lives of many Hungarian Jews in the final stages of the Second World War.

Kolorerad bild på Raoul Wallenberg som tittar in i kameran.
Utställningsbild Raoul.
Utställningsbild Raoul.

Raoul Wallenberg was born in 1912 and the last time he was seen in freedom was on January 17, 1945. He was then arrested by Soviet authorities and imprisoned. His fate is unknown.

The exhibition features a miniature of the sculpture 'Flykten med Torahn' created by Willy Gordon in 1944. The sculpture was given to Per Anger for his efforts at the legation, and Kate Wacz received it as a gift from Per's family when he passed away. Photo: Ola Myrin, Swedish Holocaust Museum/SHM.

From childhood to disappearance

The exhibition highlights Raoul's entire life, focusing on his time and deed in Budapest. Starting from his childhood and the relationships that shaped him, the exhibition continues by highlighting the mission that Raoul was given and the events in Budapest in 1944–1945. The visitors can also learn more about the people he saved and take part of testimonies from people who met Raoul. Raoul's disappearance in January 1945 is also a part of the story.


You can listen to the audioguide while visiting the exhibition or before your visit.

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Collaboration and exhibition production

The exhibition has been produced by the Raoul Wallenberg Academy and Sunny at Sea in collaboration with the Swedish Holocaust Museum.

Before your visit

Visit the exhibition at the Swedish Holocaust Museum, Torsgatan 19, Stockholm. Free admission during 2024.

Important information about jackets and bags

Cloakroom: Coats and bags may not be taken into the museum. You need to hang up your jacket on the coat racks in the entrance. Bags larger than A4 size may not be taken into the museum. There are small lockers at the entrance to the museum where you can leave your outer clothing. The cabinets are 37.5 centimeters long, 27 centimeters wide and 40.5 centimeters deep. Note! We cannot be responsible for bags that do not fit in the lockers, but refer to larger lockers that are available at, for example, Stockholm's central station. Bags may not be left unattended in the museum.

Monitoring in exhibition premises

The exhibition premises at the Swedish Holocaust Museum are under camera surveillance. The camera surveillance is approved by the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection. Only the authority's own security personnel have access to the material, which is saved for a limited time. It is only in the event of an incident or suspected crime that the recorded material is examined.

For questions contact:  Registrator@ssbf.brand.se


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Photo collage: Portrait Raoul Wallenberg. Photo: Raoul Wallenberg Academy. Exhibition images. Photo: Ola Myrin, Swedish Holocaust Museum/SHM.