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Birstein, Vadim

    He is an expert on the subject of foreign prisoners in the Gulag, the fate of the Swedish Diplomat Raoul Wallenberg and Soviet doctors’ experimentation on humans. In 1990-91, he was a member of the International Commission on Raoul Wallenberg and participated in the Commission’s study of prisoner cards in Vladimir Prison and materials at the then secret Special, now Military Archive in Moscow. He has published three articles about his research on Raoul Wallenberg in the Russian press. Vadim Birstein passed away June 12,  2023. It is a great loss for the family and the research on Raoul Wallenberg’s fate.

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    An article describing the Soviet archival documents that have been released regarding the mysterious death of Raoul Wallenberg. Evreiskie Novosti (Moscow)


    Article discussing the interrogations of Soviet prisoners who had been cell-mates of Raoul Wallenberg or his driver, Vilmos Langfelder.


    Article discussing the imprisonment of Raoul Wallenberg in the Soviet Union, Nezavisimaya Gazeta.

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