Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg and other heroes that saved people embarked on bringing hope to Hungarians in a hopeless situation, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade stated on Tuesday at the inauguration of a Wallenberg memorial in Budapest

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These people saved Jews and others, risking their own life and often sacrificing it; the memorial is a sign that the Holocaust must never happen again in history, he added.

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Karin Olofsdotter, the Swedish ambassador in Budapest, said that Wallenberg arrived in Hungary as a Swedish diplomat with the sole task to save as many Jewish people as possible.

The memorial, set up in Erzs├ębet square, was made by Hungarian-born Swedish sculptor Gustav Kraitz and bears the title Do not forget!. She added that the location had been picked because many young people pass through the square.

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(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)