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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 to them.

Wallenbergs Disappearance

On the 17th of January Raoul Wallenberg removed his personal belongings from the Red Cross. He handed over money to pay for the running of the organisation and made the following statement: “I go to Debrecen, but I am not sure if I am a prisoner or a guest.”

Accompanied by the Russians, Wallenberg and Langfelder left Budapest. The 17th January was for both Wallenberg and Langfelder their last day as free men.(see copy of the arrest order)

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