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Congress Moving to Rename Street After Wallenberg

August 9, 1985
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Congress is moving to re-name the street which runs in front of the site where the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will be located as “Raoul Wallenberg Place,” in honor of the Swedish diplomat credited with saving 100,000 Hungarian Jews in Budapest from the Nazis during World War II.

The amendment to the District of Columbia Appropriation Bill, introduced by Rep. Bill Lowery, (R.Cal.), was adopted by the House last week. The Senate Appropriation Committee also approved the measure which Lowery said “virtually assures that the designation will take place.” Wallenberg was captured by the Red Army on January 17, 1945 and is believed by many to be still alive in a Soviet labor camp.

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