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Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg

Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Lidingö, Stockholm County, Sweden
Death: July 31, 1952 (39)
Moscow, Russia (Official death datum. Only the Red Army knows the detailes of his death.)
Immediate Family:

Son of Raoul Oscar Oskar Wallenberg and Maria Sofia Sofia Maj Wising
Half brother of Guy Fredrik von Dardel and Nina Viveka Maria von Dardel

Occupation: arkitekt, legationssekreterare i Budapest, genomförde stora räddningsinsatser under 2:a världskrigets slutskede, tillfångatagen och fängslad av Sovjetunionen, Diplomat, Nödhjälpare
Managed by: Christer Lyrholm
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About Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg


Raoul Wallenberg (August 4, 1912 – July 17, 1947?) was a Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest, Hungary, during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. Between July and December 1944, he issued protective passports and housed Jews in buildings established as Swedish territory, saving tens of thousands of lives.

On January 17, 1945, he was called into detention by the Soviets after they entered Budapest, and was reported to have died on July 7, 1947 while in their care. The circumstances of his death have long been in question, with some disputing whether he died while in Soviet detention.

In 1981, Congressman Tom Lantos, among those saved by Wallenberg, sponsored a bill making Wallenberg an Honorary Citizen of the United States. He is also an honorary citizen of Canada, Hungary, and Israel. Israel has also designated Wallenberg one of the Righteous among the Nations. Monuments have been dedicated to him, and streets have been named after him throughout the world. A Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States was created in 1981 to "perpetuate the humanitarian ideals and the nonviolent courage of Raoul Wallenberg". It gives the Raoul Wallenberg Award annually to recognize persons who carry out those goals. A postage stamp was issued by the U.S. in his honor in 1997.

On November 26, 1963, Yad Vashem recognized Raoul Wallenberg as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. Wallenberg's niece, Nane Lagergren, is the wife of United Nations diplomat Kofi Annan.

A postage stamp was issued by Canada Post in 2013.

He was official declared dead 2016.

In a book i got.Was his nickname in the famely Lill Rolle..PROBELY hE WAS EXECUTED BY THE RED aRMY.

This piece in TABLET describes Raoul's fate in Vladimir Prison:


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Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg's Timeline

August 4, 1912
Lidingö, Stockholm County, Sweden
July 31, 1952
Age 39
Moscow, Russia