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.
Report on the activities of the Russian-Swedish working group for determining the Fate of Raoul Wallenberg (1991-2000)
In almost ten years of work the Russian part of the joint Russian-Swedish group has carefully checked and analysed all the most important archives of the Russian Federation and discovered quite a lot of new documentary information relating to the fate of Raoul… Read More »Report on the activities of the Russian-Swedish working group for determining the Fate of Raoul Wallenberg (1991-2000)
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