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Book Title: Wallenberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Saved Thousands of Jews|
Date of issue: October 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9781628721799
The author of the book: Kati Marton
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 678 KB
Edition: Arcade Publishing
Read full description of the books Wallenberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Saved Thousands of Jews:Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, may have saved up to more than 100.000 Hungarian Jews from the claws of the Nazi's. The story is placed against the background of the political events during the latter stages of the war. Hungary, up till then a (unwillingly) ally of Germany, was able to have a degree of political independence resulting in the safeguarding of its large Jewish population. However, after Hungary declared itself to the Allied side, it was quickly overrun by the German army. In came Eichmann, and with him the grim determination to exerminate every last Jew.
Raoul Wallenberg is in the midst of the chaos, distributing (fake) Swedish passports to every Jew he can get his hand on, promising them protection against the Germans and their local cronies, the Arrow Cross. Armed with his diplomatic status, flattery and bribes, he manages to save the Jews where the city of Budapest can fall every moment to the rapidly approaching Russians.
With a sigh of relieve, Wallenberg welcomes the Russians. All is over now, at least that is what he thinks. Only to be arrested by the Russians and to vanish forever in the Russian prisons. Up untill the end of the 70's there are sightings of him in the different prisons and Gulag camps.
This is a story of a remarkable man, who shoud have been honoured during his lifetime instead of languishing in the claws of the Russians.
Read information about the authorKati Marton is an award-winning former correspondent for NPR and ABC News. She is the author of eight books, the most recent of which is the New York Times-bestselling memoir Paris: A Love Story. Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Her other works include The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World, Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History, Wallenberg, A Death in Jerusalem, and a novel, An American Woman. Marton lives in New York City.
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