To me there’s no other choice

The exhibition toolkit ‘To me there’s no other choice’ presents Swedish diplomat and businessman Raoul Wallenberg (1912-1947), widely recognized for helping save tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust during his diplomatic posting in Budapest.

Chronologically describing Wallenberg’s early childhood and education and leading up to his mysterious disappearance in 1945 via his often dramatic and painstaking rescue actions in war-stricken Budapest, the exhibition is meant as a platform for dialogue on issues concerning tolerance, democracy and moral courage. The main target groups are students and teachers.

The exhibition can of course also be used as a long-term backdrop exhibit.

The exhibition was initially produced in close collaboration with the Living History Forum and launched in conjunction with the centennial anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s birth in 2012.

To me there’s no other choice is part of SI’s specially adapted toolkits focusing on human rights and democracy, e.g. the Cube project, Welcome to Electionville and the Young courage award.

Building blocks

Exhibition materials

Full exhibition (low resolution version, language: English) – After your application has been accepted, please contact SI to receive the print version files.
Exhibition layout guide
Exhibition text (in English for translation)
Discussion points (pdf)
Discussion points (text in English for translation)

Fact sheet

Raoul Wallenberg: one man can make a difference 


Raoul Wallenberg’s War (2013, documentary 45 min)
Kindly contact Asta Rantanen at SI for more information.

Good Evening Mr. Wallenberg (1990, drama)
Kindly contact for DCP format with English subtitles.
No DVD copies are available.

Press images

View and download press images in reproduction by Karl Gabor.

Due to restricted copyright it is strictly forbidden to publish or otherwise publicly re-use images and/or illustrations included in the toolkit material.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the exhibition, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speakers.

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Henrik C. Enbohm.