President Obama in Sweden

By: NBC
By: NBC
While in Sweden, President Obama visits a memorial to a Swedish diplomat credited with saving the lives of 20,000 Jews during WWII.

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One before his departure, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is traveling to Sweden and later to the G-20 Summit in St. Peterburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Stockholm, Sweden - Wednesday in Stockholm President Barack Obama paid tribute to a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during World War II. The President said Raoul Wallenberg's actions were a reminder of our power not to simply witness, but also to act. Wallenberg is credited with saving at least 20,000 Jews from deaths in Nazi concentration camps. The president compared wallenberg's actions to the actions he wants the world to take to help Syria's people. "I cannot think of a better tribute to Raoul Wallenberg than for each of us as individuals, and as nations, to reaffirm our determination to live the values that defined his life and to make the same choice in our time," said the President while at a memorial to Wallenberg. The president visited the great synagogue of Stockholm and examined artifacts with Wallenberg's family, colleagues, and several holocaust survivors.


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