Wallenberg Raoul

  • Wallenberg, Raoul, 1912-1947
  • Wallenberg, Raoul 1912-1945
  • Vallenberg, Raulʹ, 1912-1947
  • Валленберг, Рауль, 1912-1947
  • Wallenberg, Raoul
  • ...
Identifier
000422
Type of Entity
Person

Dates of Existence

05/08/1912

17/07/1947

History

Swedish architect, businessman and diplomat. He arrived in Hungary in July 1944 as a member of the Swedish diplomatic mission. He played a dominant role in the diplomatic protection provided for Jews. He issued thousands of protective documents and placed numerous Budapest buildings under Swedish protection during the Arrow Cross regime. Soviet authorities arrested him in January 1945 and took him to Moscow, where he died in 1947.

Places

  • Stockholm, Sweden

Sources

  • The New Encyclopædia Britannica / Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. , 2003. - v. 12, p. 470

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