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Wallenberg Lived Longer Than Thought

New info emerges on Righteous Swede’s death

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Wallenberg.( Wikipedia)

The exact fate of Raoul Wallenberg, the Righteous Gentile who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust before perishing in a Soviet prison after the war, has long been a subject of uncertainty and controversy. For years, the Soviet Union insisted that he died in 1947 in his cell (he was detained in 1945 on suspicion of being a spy, though a 1953 show trial “proved” that he had in fact been kidnapped by Zionists). In 2000, a Russian prosecutor disclosed that he was executed in 1947, and posthumously declared him a victim of “political repression.”

Now there’s a startling bit of news that suggests Wallenberg lived at least a little past when we thought he did. Previously, we were told that he was killed on June 17, 1947. However, according to Swedish researchers, one “prisoner number 7”—believed to be Wallenberg—was questioned on June 23 of that year.

In theory, this could mean that he was killed merely six days after we thought. But maybe more? One of the researchers certainly thinks so: She said it was the most important information we’ve learned about Wallenberg in 50 years.

For the record, Wallenberg is not just a Swede: He is one of only seven Honorary U.S. Citizens.

New Information on Fate of Raoul Wallenberg [Arutz Sheva]

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He is a real hero…..I was adopted into an Irish Catholic family and found out about 10years ago my BIO mother was Jewish.I wish Jews I tell about my experience were as cool as him…..I just found the Tablit…..Love it

Dear Friends:

I am happy for any information about Raoul Wallenberg. He is one of
my heroes!

As the Coordinator of the Half-Jewish network, Wallenberg is
discussed many times by my group because he was the
great-great-grandchild of an intermarriage, and regarded
himself as “half-Jewish.”

Michael, the Half-Jewish Network would welcome you. We have other
adoptees. Feel free to contact us at:

http://www.half-jewish.net

Cordially,
Robin Margolis
http://www.inclusivistjudaism.wordpress.com

2000

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Wallenberg Lived Longer Than Thought

New info emerges on Righteous Swede’s death

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