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Overview

A fearless young Swede whose efforts saved countless Hungarian Jews from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann, Raoul Wallenberg was one of the true heroes to emerge during the Nazi occupation of Europe.

Against staggering odds and in constant risk of his life, Wallenberg succeeded in rescuing more than a hundred thousand Jews by using special passports and protective employment status. He would race after lines of people being herded toward the deportation trains and issue his important-looking documents on the spot, also dispensing food, warm clothes, medicine, and hope. Wallenberg eventually fell captive to the advancing Russians and disappeared into the Soviet prison system. The mystery of his fate remains to be unraveled.

Here is the gripping, passionately written biography of a humane and courageous man at a devastating time in history.

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Journalist Bierman here offers an account of Raoul Wallenberg, who disappeared in Budapest 50 years ago this January as he tried to save Jews from the death camps.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559702768
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/14/2008
  • Edition description: 1st Arcade ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 251
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Kati Marton
Kati Marton
Author and journalist Kati Marton was born in Hungary and has spent two decades writing and reporting from the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Ms. Marton is a director and former chairperson of the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists and a member of the Freedom Forum's Media Studies Center Advisory Committee. She also serves on the board of directors of the International Rescue Committee, the New America Foundation, the J. Anthony Lukas Memorial Foundation, the Central European University, and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. Ms.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2000

    Moving tribute to a man who saved many and was forgotten.

    Excellent tribute to the life of Wallenberg. Well written and researched. I read this book in only 3 or 4 sittings. Very moving and very tragic that a man who saved thousands was given up for by his native country, Sweden. A touching look into the life of this man, and all the politics surrounding the Holocaust in Hungary. I found myself asking how one who saved so many was left to die in a Russian Gulag by those who sent him. A great book. It will move you tremendously.

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