This is an important story about a heroic man who risked his own life to save as many Jews from the Nazi’s as he could. The countless eye witness reports and stories of just how brave and resourceful this man was are mind numbing. More so is the continued muddling of all attempts to rescue the man from Russia and the different attempts by the Russians to deny his capture and imprisonment.
Very concise, well researched and full of heartbreaking details about the fate of Jews and their associates
A must read/ listen!I almost didn’t listen to this because of an unfavourable review, implying that there wasn’t a point to the background story and that there was not enough ‘action’ or time devoted to the rescue missions of Raoul.
This turned out to be very wrong!

Now an international symbol of twentieth-century humanitarianism, Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat, issued countless “false” visas and other documents which were virtual life certificates that saved approximately 100,000 Jews from Nazis in wartime Hungary. Then in 1945, as the war drew to a close, he disappeared after being taken into custody by Soviet military police. Today his fate is still unknown.

The expanded version of this authoritative biography of Wallenberg discusses previously sealed prison records and archives; reports of recent sightings of Wallenberg; the Wallenberg family’s historic multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the former Soviet Union; and the worldwide activities in honor of this great man who could not be a bystander.

 

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