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WALLENBERG, RAOUL (1912-ca. 1947).

Swedish diplomat. During World War II he served in Hungary, and as Jews were being deported to the death camps by the Nazis, he forged papers and engaged in other clandestine activities which helped save thousands of Jewish lives. When the Russians occupied Hungary after the war they took him to Russia. For years, attempts were made to discover what had happened to him, but to no avail. Today, there is a street in Washington, DC named after him, where the United States Holocaust Museum is located.

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