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Beyond Duty

Beyond Duty

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Currently on display in the Fountain Court is the exhibition 'Beyond Duty'. This exhibition comprises a collection of photographs of diplomats, whose courage in saving Jews from the Holocaust has earned them the recognition of being declared Righteous Among The Nations by Israel's Holocaust authority, Yad Vashem. This exhibit is a project of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Embassy of Israel.

 Among the diplomats being recognised are Sempo Sugihara, who served as Japan's consul in Kovno, Lithuania, and defied his government to issue life-saving visas to 6000 Jews before most of the Jews in Lithuania were murdered; and Raoul Wallenberg, a secretary in the Swedish Embassy in Budapest, who saved thousands of Jews by placing them in buildings under the protection of a Swedish flag.

Exhibiting from Monday 3 February to Friday 28 February 2020.