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Britain Promises Sweden to Help Ascertain Truth of Wallenberg’s Fate

Britain has promised Sweden its help in making renewed efforts to ascertain the truth about the fate of missing diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, the legendary savior of Jews in Hungary during the Nazi occupation of that country in World War II.

Malcolm Rifkind, Parliamentary Undersecretary at the Foreign Office, gave Sweden an “unqualified assurance” that Britain would respond “as helpful and constructively as possible to any initiative taken by the Swedish government in which they feel we could perform a useful role with others in seeking a resolution of this great tragedy.” Wallenberg has been missing in the Soviet Union since his arrest in Budapest in January 1945. If alive, he would be 70 years old today.