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Nobel Prize Demanded for Swedish Diplomat Who Rescued Jews from Nazi Hands in Hungrary

January 6, 1948
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A movement to award the 1948 Nobel Peace Prize to Raoul Wallenberg, young Swedish diplomat, for his work in rescuing thousands of Jews from the wartime Nazi terror in Hungary in 1944 will be launched at a mass meeting here next Sunday.

The mass meeting also aims at mobilizing popular support for government pressure on the Soviet Union to secure definite information and the ultimate release of Wallenberg, who disappeared from Hungary after the Bed Army entered the country. He is believed to be alive and in Russian custody.

Wallenberg reported to the Russian conqueror of Budapest, Marshal Rodion Y. Malinovsky, on Jan. 17, 1945, and has not been seen since by Swedish officials. Some Russian authorities insist he was murdered by Hungarian Fascists, but his friends and relatives are convinced he is still living, somewhere in Russia. His mother, Mme. May von Dardel of Stockholm, had assurances to this effect from Mme. Alexandra Kollontai when she was Russian Ambassador to Sweden.

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