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Raoul Wallenberg

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Raoul Wallenberg Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Lidingo, Lidingö kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Death
c.17 Jul 1947 (aged 34)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial
Pasarét, Budapest II., Budapest, Hungary Add to Map
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Swedish Diplomat. A diplomat in Hungary during World War II, he made arrangements for safe houses, permits and passports for the Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary and saved many thousands of lives. After the Soviet "liberation" of Budapest, he was taken into custody by the Russians and there is no verifiable evidence that he was ever seen alive again. It seems clear that he was taken to Moscow. Some say he died in hospital there of pneumonia in 1947 or 1948; some say he was executed on arrival; others claim to have met him alive in Soviet labour camps (the 'gulag') in the 1950s or as late as the 1960s. His memorial appropriately shows him half-hidden.
Swedish Diplomat. A diplomat in Hungary during World War II, he made arrangements for safe houses, permits and passports for the Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary and saved many thousands of lives. After the Soviet "liberation" of Budapest, he was taken into custody by the Russians and there is no verifiable evidence that he was ever seen alive again. It seems clear that he was taken to Moscow. Some say he died in hospital there of pneumonia in 1947 or 1948; some say he was executed on arrival; others claim to have met him alive in Soviet labour camps (the 'gulag') in the 1950s or as late as the 1960s. His memorial appropriately shows him half-hidden.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: May 28, 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9529/raoul-wallenberg: accessed ), memorial page for Raoul Wallenberg (4 Aug 1912–c.17 Jul 1947), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9529, citing Szilagyi Erzebet fasor, Pasarét, Budapest II., Budapest, Hungary; Maintained by Find a Grave.