Letters and Dispatches 1924-1944|
The Man Who Saved Over 100,000 Jews, Centennial Edition
An extraordinarily thorough collection of the Swedish diplomat's last writings and dispatches before his tragic...
Raoul Wallenberg was born in 1912 and grew up as part of a distinguished banking family in Sweden. At his grandfather’s behest, he spent much of his young adulthood abroad and received a degree in architecture from the University of Michigan in 1935. After his grandfather’s death in 1937, Wallenberg returned to Europe. He was approached in 1944 to oversee a rescue operation of Hungarian Jews being deported to the death camps by Adolf Eichmann. By the time of his arrest by the Soviet army on January 17, 1945, roughly six months later, Wallenberg had helped to save the lives of over 100,000 people.