Anatoly Prokopenko, who headed the Special Archive concerning documents from 20 different countries in Europe, says in 1991, he saw files in the KGB archive concerning Raoul Wallenberg and count Mikhail Tolstoy-Kutuzov, who followed Raoul Wallenberg to report to his handlers… Read More »Archivist challenges Kremlin in Wallenberg saga
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews at Auschwitz at the end of World War II and later was arrested by Soviet counterintelligence. More about the russian article
After the announcement at AP that the KGB stopped the investigation in late 1990 according to a new documentation. The Swedish Foreign Office investigation will be led by Hans Magnusson together with Russian experts in the 1990s. More information about the… Read More »The Swedish Foreign Office decides to investigate more on Raoul Wallenberg’s Fate
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In the historical center of Budapest, on the street Dohoney is an unusual monument – a weeping willow. Her thin metal branches – leaves-plate engraved with the names of Hungarian Jews – Holocaust victims. Near willow plaque of black granite with the names of people fleeing the Nazis were doomed to inevitable destruction of the Jews. The first name on the list – Raoul Wallenberg. Thanks to Swedish diplomat Wallenberg, who worked in the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, sent to death camps escaped several thousand people. January 17, 1945 Raoul Wallenberg was arrested in Budapest by Soviet troops and disappeared.
Determining the fate of Raoul Wallenberg for many years by specialists from different countries. Nearly a decade led the search for historical records joint Russian-Swedish Working Group, established by intergovernmental agreement. We investigated many versions examined hundreds of volumes of archival documents, held meetings with dozens of people. But the researchers did not find the answers to critical questions: why the Soviet secret services was needed Wallenberg, what are the details of his stay in Soviet prisons, finally, what is the real reason and the date of his death? Documents related to Raoul Wallenberg, access is limited. Materials stored in the Central Archives of the Federal Security Service, in conjunction with the report of the Russian-Swedish group, and other documentary sources, allow to some extent to recreate a historical retrospective.
Stuck in Neutral
In March 2003 the first independent, non-governmental Commission in the Raoul Wallenberg case presented its findings in Stockholm.1 Headed by Ingemar Eliasson, a centrist politician and the current Swedish ‘Riksmarskalk,’ the group had the task of examining the Swedish political leadership’s actions in the Raoul Wallenberg case from 1945-2001.
1. Who took the decision to arrest Raoul Wallenberg and send him to Moscow, and exactly when was this decision taken? 2. What were the reasons for this decision and for Raoul Wallenberg’s being detained in prison? Did the reasons… Read More »17 Questions from the Swedish-Russian Working Group
Thursday, December 4, 1997 Published at 07:51 GMT
Raoul Wallenberg: saved thousands of Jews from Nazis
Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov has said the Russians have done everything possible to discover the fate of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazi holocaust.
Wallenberg disappeared in 1945 after being arrested by occupying Soviet troops. He was aged 32.
Mr Primakov, for the first time, described Wallenberg’s arrest as “criminal”. But he said there was no reason to doubt that Wallenberg died in a Moscow prison in 1947 of a heart attack.
Many people, including his family, question the official version of his fate. There were a number of unsubstantiated reports of sightings of Wallenberg into the 1970s. This led to the belief that he may have survived.
If he were alive now, he would be 85. But another suspicion is that he may eventually have been executed by Soviet security forces.Read More »Russia closes book on Wallenberg, saviour of Jews