Historical Anniversaries and Remembrance Days

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  • German Unity Day
    type: anniversary

    On 3 October 1990 the process of reunification of Germany was concluded and as a result the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG/West Germany) and Berlin was reunited into a single city.

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  • Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Day
    type: anniversary    location: - (-)

    Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews from deportation during the Second World War. He arrived to Budapest in 1944 as a secretary of the Swedish embassy and began issuing protective passes (printed in yellow and blue with the coat of arms of Sweden), to reach his goal of rescuing as many Hungarian Jewish people as possible from deportation. Also, he set up approximately 30 so-called Swedish houses, a series of shelters where the Jews could seek refuge. It was possible thanks to the fact that Sweden was a neutral country. Unfortunately, when the Russian troops entered Budapest in January 1945, Wallenberg was arrested - his fate remains unknown up until now.

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