| Passport photo of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg.
With the support
of the World Jewish Congress and the American War Refugee Board, the Swedish
Foreign Ministry sent Wallenberg to Budapest in July of 1944 to help protect
the 200,000 Jews left in the capital. Wallenberg saved Jews by issuing
thousands of protective documents, by securing the release of Jews from
deportation trains, death march convoys, labor service brigades, and by
establishing the International Ghetto, a network of 31 protected houses
in the capital. Wallenberg was detained by Soviet agents on January 17,
1945 and was never heard from again.
(Photo credit: Courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives)
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