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January 12, 2000
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A Jewish group is calling on the U.S. government to pressure Russia to help resolve the mystery of Raoul Wallenberg’s disappearance. The American Jewish Committee, which has published a booklet about the wartime Swedish diplomat, said U.S. officials should “seek the cooperation of acting Russian President Putin to fully open the Soviet-era archives and reveal the truth.” Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis, was last seen being arrested by the Russians on January 17, 1945.

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