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Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg came to Budapest as secretary of the Swedish Foreign Ministry in July 1944 with instructions to save as many Jews as possible. He issued thousands of Swedish identity documents to Jews to protect them from Nazi deportation and is credited with ultimately saving as many as 100,000 people.

Raoul Wallenberg

After the war, Wallenberg was arrested by the Soviets and disappeared into their prison system. He was last seen leaving the city on 17 January 1945, just after the Soviet army liberated the city. There is surprisingly little difference between the totalitarian governments of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Hitler caused the deaths of 20 million people in World War II, and Stalin murdered 20 million of his own people - all to further their own desire for power. Individual, freedom loving people died under both dictators.

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