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Sat, Jan 18

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Nordia House & Online

Passage to Sweden Film Screening

Passage to Sweden is an inspiring film depicting decency, humanity, and courage, in a rare bright spot during the darkest of times.

Passage to Sweden Film Screening
Passage to Sweden Film Screening

Time & Location

Jan 18, 2025, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Nordia House & Online, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA

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Cost:

Nordic Northwest Members: $10

General Admission: $15

Youth (12 and Under): $5

Arts For All: $5

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Passage to Sweden is an inspiring film depicting decency, humanity, and courage, in a rare bright spot during the darkest of times. Director, Suzannah Warlick will be introducing the film and hosting a Q&A afterwards. Suzannah will be joining us via livestream and not in person.

Sweden's geographic location and its role during WWII changed the fate of thousands of Jews. Rescue & Escape – Passage to Sweden tells the lesser-known story of events occurring in Scandinavia and Budapest during WWII. It focuses on the heroic actions of ordinary people who saved the lives of thousands of Jews and fellow countrymen.

Between 1940-1945 the sheer luck of where you were living made a world of difference to the Jews of Scandinavia. For unique political and geographic reasons, the Scandinavian Jews of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark had very different experiences. During the German occupation, Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps. Defying the occupying German forces, and protecting fellow citizens, spontaneous and dramatic rescue operations were conducted to save thousands of Jewish lives. First hand personal accounts also convey the extraordinary ways Swedish diplomats leveraged their political position to save Jews from within Hungary and Germany.

Special attention is paid to the Norwegian resistance, the citizens of Denmark, the Swedish Red Cross, Raoul Wallenberg, and Count Folke Bernadotte. Risking their own lives, their selfless acts of courage and compassion is a powerful example of how anyone can make a difference.

There we will be a no host bar serving select Oregon wines and beers along with non-alcoholic beverages.

Program of Events:

Doors open 4:30 pm

Film begins 5 pm

Q&A 6 pm

We are excited to offer this program in person and as a livestream.

Language: English

Run Time: 1 hour

This screening will be hosted in our Great Hall

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