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Canada Post issues Wallenberg stamp

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Canada Post issued a commemorative international stamp Jan. 17 in honour of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat credited with saving some 100,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. Wallenberg’s picture, flanked by a yellow Star of David and a crowd of people he saved, are seen against the backdrop of the Schutz-Pass he created to excuse Hungarian Jews from deportation. Canada Post said it created the stamp to honour Wallenberg’s efforts and to extol the “values Canadians share – respect, integrity and justice… His bravery is not forgotten in Canada.” Wallenberg was made an honorary Canadian citizen in 1985.

For more information on the stamp or to purchase your commemorative booklet of 6 click here.


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