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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.
Posted February 5, 2000
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.