Today we formally start the new Raoul Wallenberg Research Initiative (RWI-70). https://www.academia.edu/15322665/_The_Truth_can_and_will_be_found_-_Launch_of_the_new_Raoul_Wallenberg_Research_Initiative_RWI-70_ Topics and Archives (.pdf)
70 years after the end of WWII and 70 years after Raoul Wallenberg’s disappearance in the Soviet Union, the full circumstances of his fate remain unknown. To mark this anniversary, an international group of historians and Wallenberg experts… Read More »The Raoul Wallenberg Research Initiative RWI-70
Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak has spent the past 13 years imprisoned in Eritrea, which has been criticized by several human rights organizations. In this week’s exclusive debate article for The Local, US campaigner Kerry Kennedy writes that it is time… Read More »It is now 5,000 days for Dawit Isaak in prison
Twenty-five years later, still many loose ends in three major Cold War Cases In 1944, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg went to Hungary to protect the Jewish population of Budapest from deportation and death at the hands of Nazi death… Read More »An inquiry steered from the top?
In 1941, Raoul Wallenberg maintained a temporary office address at Blasieholmsgatan 3, in the heart of the Wallenberg family business sphere. The new information suggests that his contact with his famous relatives was closer than previously thought. It also raises the… Read More »Blasieholmsgatan 3: New Questions about Raoul Wallenberg and the Wallenberg Family
Raoul Wallenberg frees a Jewish athlete from the grasp of the Nazis When Hungary was taken in 1944, the Nazis, sensing the final decision of WWII, tried to rush their extinction programme. The genocide did not even respect extraordinary… Read More »A remarkable document offered by an American auction house
Exactly 70 years ago in 1945, Swedish businessman Raoul Wallenberg was abducted by Russian forces as they occupied Hungary. Wallenberg, who was not Jewish himself, saved tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest during the Holocaust. He was never heard… Read More »The Family Still Struggles to Uncover the Fate of Holocaust Hero Raoul Wallenberg
My uncle Raoul Wallenberg, who rescued tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary, was abducted by the Russians on January 17, 1945 and immediately incarcerated in a KGB jail in Moscow. Probably there was not one day that our family… Read More »Raoul Wallenberg’s Abduction by the Russians on January 17, 1945: Seventy Years Ago
Raoul Wallenberg’s previously unknown contact with the Hamburg merchant Ludolph Christensen who enjoyed the protection of SS General Karl Wolff, Heinrich Himmler’s right hand man, sheds new light on the origins of Wallenberg’s humanitarian mission to Hungary in 1944. Their association throughout… Read More »Raoul Wallenberg’s Secret German Contacts
When Raoul Wallenberg arrived in Hungary, he met darkness and persecuted Jews. He gave light and hope to the Jews of Budapest by finding ways to protect them. 70 years ago have passed since Raoul Wallenberg disappeared. He faced darkness the day he was kidnapped by… Read More »January 17th, light your candles in memory of Raoul Wallenberg!