Sweden launches Wallenberg database


The Swedish government launched an online database on the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg.

Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved 20,000 Jews in Budapest from the Nazis, was arrested by Soviet troops in 1945 and then disappeared. Although the Russians have said he died in captivity, over the years many have theorized that he was held captive in the Soviet Union long after the time of his reported death.

The new database, in Swedish, has more than 10,000 pages of documents concerning Wallenberg’s disappearance, including a controversial Soviet report that says Wallenberg died of a heart attack in 1947 in a Soviet prison.

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