Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat in Nazi-occupied Hungary who led an extensive and successful mission to save the lives of nearly 100,000 Hungarian Jews. The cobblestones are originals from a Jewish ghetto and the bronzed briefcase is said to be Raoul Wallenberg’s- although something I read stated it was a replica. On January 17, 1945 he was taken into Russian custody and never seen or heard from again. Some reports say he died in 1947, others that he lived into the 1980’s. From all accounts, he sounds like an amazing man who risked his life for other people’s freedom.

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