In July 1944, thirty-two-year-old Swedish diplomat
Raoul Wallenberg arrived in Budapest on a mission to rescue the last
Jews of Europe. Over the next six months, Wallenberg rescued thousands
of Jews by issuing diplomatic “safe passage” passes and
establishing numerous “safe houses” throughout the city.
Defying mass murderer Adolf Eichmann and crazed Hungarian fascists
while enduring one of the bloodiest sieges of World War II, Wallenberg
risked his life repeatedly to save tens of thousands of lives.
Tragically, when Budapest was finally liberated by the Soviets,
the Holocaust’s greatest hero had disappeared into the Soviet
gulag; to this day his exact fate is unknown. Read