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The 100 years of Raoul Wallenberg with no date of death

    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    

    KGB stopped investigation into Raoul Wallenberg’s Fate in late 1990

      Newly released documentation from the Swedish Foreign Ministry Archive show that in late 1990 KGB officials acted to stop a review by investigators working for an International Commission charged with determining the fate of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. Wallenberg, who had been instrumental in protecting thousands of Jews in  Hungary during World War II, disappeared in January 1945 when he was arrested by Soviet forces.

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        Google translation from russia:

        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, Susanne Berger’s analyse on Raoul Wallenberg

          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.

          Russia closes book on Wallenberg, saviour of Jews

            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.