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Reagan Urged to Aid Wallenberg

March 12, 1981
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— The Stockholm-based Raoul Wallenberg Association has called on President Reagan to help free the man who, on the request of President Roosevelt, was sent to Budapest in 1944 to save Jews from the Nazi invaders. In a letter addressed to the White House this week, the Association said, referring to Wallenberg:

“He saved 100,000 and was captured by the Soviets in January 1945. Although the Soviets claimed Raoul died in 1947, he is still languishing in Gulag. According to recent information his state of health is alarming, so please use your power and make him a main issue in deals with the Soviet Union.” If Wallenberg is alive, he would be 68 years old.

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