Raoul Wallenberg: The Heroic Life And Mysterious Disappearance Of The Man Who Saved Thousands Of Hungarian Jews From by Ingrid CarlbergRaoul Wallenberg: The Heroic Life And Mysterious Disappearance Of The Man Who Saved Thousands Of Hungarian Jews From by Ingrid Carlberg

Raoul Wallenberg: The Heroic Life And Mysterious Disappearance Of The Man Who Saved Thousands Of…

byIngrid Carlberg

Paperback | September 5, 2017

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An honorary citizen of the United States and Canada, and designated as one of the Righteous Among the Nations by Israel, Raoul Wallenberg was a modest envoy to Hungary whose heroism in Budapest at the height of the Holocaust saved countless Jewish lives, and ultimately cost him his own.

A series of unlikely coincidences led to the appointment of Wallenberg, by trade a poultry importer, as Sweden's Special Envoy to Budapest in 1944. With remarkable bravery, Wallenberg created a system of protective passports, and sheltered thousands of desperate Jews in buildings he claimed were Swedish libraries and research institutes. As the war drew to a close, his invaluable work almost complete, Wallenberg voluntarily went to meet with the Soviet troops who were relieving the city. Arrested as a spy, Wallenberg disappeared into the depths of the Soviet system, never to be seen again.

In this definitive biography, noted journalist Ingrid Carlberg has carried out unprecedented research into all elements of Wallenberg's life, narrating with vigor and insight the story of a heroic life, and navigating with wisdom and sensitivity the truth about his disappearance and death.
Ingrid Carlberg is a journalist and a writer. She was a reporter at Sweden's most important daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, for twenty years. Her first book, The Pill, won her an honorary doctorate in medicine at Uppsala University for its penetrating analysis of the impact of antidepressants on modern society. ...
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Title:Raoul Wallenberg: The Heroic Life And Mysterious Disappearance Of The Man Who Saved Thousands Of…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:640 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 2 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.75 × 2 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:MobiusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681445255

ISBN - 13:9781681445250

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read True stories make the best reads. A real page turner. Historical account that is very well written. Not dry and boring. Gives real insight into the tragic circumstances surrounding the victims of the Nazi regime during World War 2, and the people who were instrumental in trying to alleviate their demise.
Date published: 2019-02-11

Editorial Reviews

"Swedish journalist Ingrid Carlberg has written the most comprehensive biography of her countryman Wallenberg that we are ever likely to get."-The American Conservative