The Harald Edelstam Collection - The Swedish diplomat and Ambassador, Harald Edelstam (1913-1989), has become a worldwide hero in his bravery and his civic courage in the fight for Human Rights. During World War II, Edelstam worked as a diplomat in Nazi-occupied Norway. There he saved the lives of hundreds of Norwegian Jews and Resistance fighters who came to call Edelstam the “Black Pimpernel”. Later Edelstam became the Swedish Ambassador to Chile during Augusto Pinochet’s coup d’etat in 1973. He worked for and obtained the release of more than a thousand people from the concentration camps. During his life time, he saved more than 1500 people. The entire profit from the Harald Edelstam Collection goes to the Edelstam Prize.
By supporting the Edelstam Foundation Skultuna aims at building awareness of Human Rights and the importance of individual’s civic courage, and hopes to contribute to society at large and to a sustainable development. The Edelstam Prize awarded for outstanding contributions and exceptional courage in standing up for one’s beliefs in the Defence of Human Rights. The beneficiary shall be an individual who has acted in Ambassador Edelstam’s spirit in a country/countries where Human Rights, according to international law, have been violated.