Russia closes book on Wallenberg, saviour of Jews

04-12-1997, ed. BBC News

Thursday, December 4, 1997 Published at 07:51 GMT

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Raoul Wallenberg: saved thousands of Jews from Nazis

Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov has said the Russians have done everything possible to discover the fate of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazi holocaust.

Wallenberg disappeared in 1945 after being arrested by occupying Soviet troops. He was aged 32.

Mr Primakov, for the first time, described Wallenberg’s arrest as « criminal ». But he said there was no reason to doubt that Wallenberg died in a Moscow prison in 1947 of a heart attack.

Many people, including his family, question the official version of his fate. There were a number of unsubstantiated reports of sightings of Wallenberg into the 1970s. This led to the belief that he may have survived.

If he were alive now, he would be 85. But another suspicion is that he may eventually have been executed by Soviet security forces. > More

Jeltsins statsbesök

03-12-1997, by Sveriges Ambassad i Moskva,

Uttalande av presstalesmannen Jastrzjembskij om Raoul Wallenberg

Översänder närslutet ITAR-TASS-telegram som återger uttalanden igår av presidentens presstalesman Sergej Jastrzjembskij om Raoul Wallenberg. Jastrzjembskij tolkar utgången av samtalen mellan Jeltsin och statministern som att frågan om Raoul Wallenbergs öde inte längre är en politisk fråga i de rysk-svenska relationerna.

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Raoul Wallenberg’s Odysse

27-11-1997, by Anatoly Prokopienko, ed. Trud

Article in russia written by the former head of the Special Archives Anatoly Prokopienko. Raoul Wallenberg’s half brother, Guy von Dardel had many contacts with Anatoly Prokopienko at that time. >More

The Last Word on Wallenberg? New Investigations, New Questions

15-10-1997, by William Korey,

Why the Wallenberg Arrest: The Puzzle

Would the release on January 12, 2001, of the findings of the two separate sections of the Swedish-Russian Working Group make the Wallenberg mystery less « curiouser »? Would it help solve the two questions that had been central from the beginning: Why was Raoul Wallenberg detained in the first place? What ultimately happened to him? > More

Adjö, herr Wallenberg

07-08-1997, by Guy von Dardel, ed. Dagens Nyheter

I den omfattande dokumentsamlingen om Raoul Wallenberg har hans halvbror, Guy von Dardel, nyligen gatt igenom materialet fran aren 1944-1945. Doumenten visar att svenska UD omedelbart underrättades om att Sovjet tzgit hand om Raoul Wallenberg men att det dröjde mer än tre manader innan man gjorde en officiell framställan om saken. -> More
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