Indian Theme on Foreign Stamps:Australia will Issue Stamp on Mother Teresa

australia mother teresa stampAustralia will issue a set of 3 stamps under humanitarian series on 5th October 2015.The stamps depicts Australia’s first honorary citizen Raoul Wallenberg ,Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela.

Mr Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, is credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from German Nazis and Hungarian Fascists during the later stages of World War II.While serving as Sweden’s special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Mr Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory.A statue of Mr Wallenberg is located near Kew Junction and he was named an honorary citizen by then Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2013.

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