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With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest : memories of the war years in Hungary

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With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest : memories of the war years in Hungary
Call No: 943.9052 A58w

Call Number943.9052 A58w
Statement of ResponsibilityPer Anger ; preface by Elie Wiesel ; translated from the Swedish by David Mel Paul and Margareta Paul.
Creators & ContributorsAnger, Per (author)
Wiesel, Elie (contributor)
Paul, David Mel (translator)
Paul, Margareta (translator)
Anger, Per (subject)
Wallenberg, Raoul (subject)

The first-hand testimony of an important participant, this is the privileged account of the heroic activities of Raoul Wallenberg, the young Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Budapest’s Jews in the closing days of the Second World War — and who then disappeared behind Soviet lines, never to be heard from again.

Per Anger was a friend and colleague of Wallenberg. He writes of the Swedish delegation’s efforts, led by Wallenberg, to help save Jews from the Nazi death machine. He also reports the terror and confusion of the city under fire when half was held by the Germans and half by the Red Army.

Since 1945 the Western efforts to find Wallenberg in the Gulag and effect his release have been unavailing. This book presents the latest information about his fate.—Publisher


ContentsPreface / Elie Wiesel   
The German Occupation    
Hungarian Methods    
The Swedish Mission’s First Rescue Operations    
Raoul Wallenberg's Arrival    
Visit to Stockholm    
The New Organization of the Legation    
The New Government in Hungary    
The Arrow Crossmen Take Over    
Arrow Crossmen Attack the Legation and the Red Cross    
The Siege of Budapest, Last Contact with Wallenberg
Wallenberg’s Last Acts, His Unique Achievement
To Rescue a Nobel Prizewinner    
The Swedish Government Expels the Arrow Cross Emissary, Consequences for the Legation    
The Russians Conquer Pest. Buda Totters    
Meeting the Russians    
With the Russians    
Last Visit to Budapest    
The Trip Home    
Arriving Home    
Two Years Assigned to the Wallenberg Case    
The Swedish Government’s Lack of Initiative    
Why Did the Russians Arrest Wallenberg?    
Continuing Actions    
Hungary Once More    
Still Alive? The Quest of Half a Century    
Index of Persons    
Physical Description 191 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, map ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Swedish by David Mel Paul and Margareta Paul.
PublisherNew York : Holocaust Library
DistributorNew York: Schocken Books Inc.
  • Translation of: Med Raoul Wallenberg i Budapest
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 183–184) and index
RecognitionGifted by Jeffrey D. Narver