PGO rehabilitated Raoul Wallenberg, who was killed in the dungeons of the NKVD

22-12-2000 , ed. lenta

Google translation from russia:

Attorney-General has decided to rehabilitate the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg and his driver Vilmos Langfeldera. This RIA Novosti reported in the Office of Information and Public Relations Prosecutor General’s Office.
After verification, prosecutors concluded that the two Swedes « were repressed by Soviet authorities for political reasons. » In this regard, they are subject to a Federal Law « On Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression on Oct. 18, 1991.

Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was arrested by Stalin’s regime during the Second World War. He worked at the Swedish embassy in Budapest. Using diplomatic status, Wallenberg saved the Nazi-occupied Hungary, Jews who were sent to concentration camps. He gave them Swedish passports, hiding them in the imaginary Swedish missions, bribed and intimidated the occupation authorities.

Last colleagues saw Raoul Wallenberg 17 January 1945, when he went to meet with the commander of Soviet troops in Budapest. Initially, the Soviet Foreign Ministry claimed that Wallenberg is under the protection of Soviet troops. Then, in a personal note, Ambassador of Sweden, on August 18, 1947 reported the death of Wallenberg in Budapest during the battle for the city.

In 1991 he established the Russian-Swedish commission of inquiry into the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg.

In January 1993, the Swedish media published a copy of the order of the USSR People’s Commissar for Defense Nikolai Bulganin, the commander of the Second Ukrainian Front Rodion Malinovsky, the arrest of Raoul Wallenberg and his discoveries in Moscow. There is evidence that the diplomat was killed on the orders of Molotov in 1947.

Set the circumstances surrounding the arrest and detention of Wallenberg and Langfeldera during the audit of all available archives failed. « The actual circumstances of their death, the availability of criminal files, personal files of prisoners or prisoners of cases could not be found », according to the Prosecutor General’s opinion. -> More in russia

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