With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest

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With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest

By Per Anger
Holocaust Library, 1981
191 pp. $8.95
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A retired Swedish diplomat who was stationed in wartime Budapest describes his association with Wallenberg, who, with great ingenuity and courage, saved the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews. In 1945 Wallenberg disappeared, and Per Anger agrees with those who think that he was kidnapped by the Russians and that he has been in prison ever since. An angry book, alleging that the Swedish Social Democrats, afraid of the Soviets, did not press the case, hence Wallenberg might have been "sacrificed on the altar of neutrality." A dramatic memoir and a multiple indictment.