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February 2008

Sztehlo, Gábor

  • Christoph Gann

Gábor Sztehlo was born in Budapest in 1909. He studied theology in the sopron. Time spent in Finland and Bethel influenced Sztehlo greatly. From 1932 he was chaplain in Budapest, then in Hatwan and Nagytarcsa. In 1936 Sztehlo was a priest in Nagytarsca and there 1937 he grounded the first Hungarian Adult Education Centre. A few years later he returned to Budapest as a young priest. In March 1944 following German occupation he carried out his priestly duties in old people´s homes.Read More »Sztehlo, Gábor

Szép, Ernö

  • Christoph Gann

A Hungarian Poet in Difficutlies

Ernö Szep sensed personally the immediate results following the occupation. He had to vacate his appartment to make room for German officers. Szép was born in Eastern Hungary in Huszt in 1884. His first volume of poetry books were published in 1902. He was 19 years old when he became a journalist in Budapest. Through his poems, short stories and novels he became popular. Some of his works were also published in Germany. All of this could not exempt him from the anti-Jewish measures.Read More »Szép, Ernö

21. Wallenbergs Capture

On the 13th of January 1945 the Russians arrived,Wallenberg was in the Red Cross building inBenczur street. He was anxious to meet the commander of the Red Army and temporary government in Debrecen. He wished to introduce his help plans… Read More »21. Wallenbergs Capture

22. Raoul Wallenbergs Destiny

Searching For Wallenberg Wallenbergs relatives, the von Dardel family, went to great trouble to find out about his fate. The Swedish government requested that the Soviet Union release any information concerning Wallenberg. The Soviet Union released the statement, Wallenberg was… Read More »22. Raoul Wallenbergs Destiny

Research Update on Raoul Wallenberg

  • Susanne Berger

Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg (1912-?) Swedish business man and diplomat.

The question of what exactly happened to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg after his 1945 disappearance in the Soviet Union remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of the Cold War period.

In July 1944, Wallenberg was selected to go to Budapest to help protect the local Jewish population from fierce Nazi persecution. His humanitarian mission was supported and financed by the U.S. War Refugee Board and other entities, including the American Joint Distribution Committee. Read More »Research Update on Raoul Wallenberg