Port Phillip sculpture hails fight against oppression

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A sculpture representing those who stand up against oppression and uphold human rights has been unveiled by Port Phillip council.

The memorial at St Kilda Town Hall honours Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who is credited with rescuing  as many as 100,000 Jewish people in Nazi-occupied Hungary during World War II.

While serving as Sweden’s special envoy  there in 1944, he issued protective passports and sheltered people in buildings. Some of those rescued settled in St Kilda  after the war.

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