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Wallenberg, Raoul 1912-1947

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Works: 333 works in 664 publications in 10 languages and 21,140 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Sources  Personal narratives‡vSwedish  Personal narratives‡vHungarian 
Subject Headings: Diplomats 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: D809.S8, B
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Most widely held works by Raoul Wallenberg
Älskade farfar! by Gustaf Wallenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Til Raoul Wallenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in Danish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and dispatches, 1924-1944 by Raoul Wallenberg( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most remarkable and stirring episodes of World War II involved a young Swede from a distinguished banking family named Raoul Wallenberg. Wallenberg had watched the progress of the war and the treatment of the Jews from his neutral country with growing horror and the burning ambition to do something. When in June of 1944 he was approached to oversee a rescue operation of Hungarian Jews being deported to the death camps by Adolf Eichmann, he accepted this clearly perilous and probably hopeless mission without hesitation. Hurriedly accorded diplomatic status by his own government, Wallenberg arrived in Budapest in early July of 1944. By the time of his arrest by the Soviet army on January 17, 1945, roughly six months later, he had helped to save the lives of over 100,000 people. Gathering together several elements of Wallenberg's written record, Letters and Dispatches, 1924-1944 marks the fiftieth anniversary of his tragic and still mysterious disappearance and offers some answers. At the heart of this collection is the correspondence between Raoul and his paternal and sternly patrician grandfather Gustaf Wallenberg, who had pledged to support his fatherless grandson so long as Raoul studied and worked outside of Sweden. He urged Raoul to go to America. In the fall of 1931, Raoul matriculated at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to study architecture and spent four years observing and admiring a country lifting itself up from the depths of the Depression. He also hitchhiked to California, studied New York's skyscrapers, worked at the World's Fair in Chicago, and drove a pickup truck to Mexico City, all the while engaged in a spirited exchange of ideas and impressions with his grandfather. Gustaf's plan was for Raoul to distinguish himself abroad and then, using contacts he himself would supply at the right moment, to go back to Sweden and begin a career. Dutiful though increasingly restless, Raoul obeyed his grandfather's directives and worked in South Africa, then at a bank in Palestine, waiting for his foreign apprenticeship to end. When Gustaf died in 1937 his grand design for his beloved grandson died with him, and for several years after his return home Raoul struggled to find his way. The War Refugee Board's offer to send him to Budapest was an opportunity Wallenberg could not refuse, and from the instant of his arrival he worked like a man inspired. As the dispatches in this volume attest, Wallenberg rapidly set up an organization that used any and all available means to save lives. Every aspect of his education, character, and heritage - his grandfather's willfulness included - came into play while he cajoled, hoodwinked, charmed, outmaneuvered, outnerved, and sometimes outright threatened the Nazis and Hungarian fascists in a desperate and valiant effort to save an entire people from extermination. More than merely fascinating historical documents, these letters and dispatches permit Raoul Wallenberg to tell his own story. They are testimony to the miracles of which ordinary but uncompromising human decency is capable
Raoul Wallenberg by Jan Larsson( Book )

3 editions published between 1957 and 1995 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One individual can make a difference" : Raoul Wallenberg commemoration year 2012 : commemoration ceremony Peace Palace, The Hague, 30 October 2012( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raoul Wallenberg : dokumentsamlung jämte kommentarer rörande hans fångenskap i Sovjetunionen by Sweden( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in Swedish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raoul Wallenberg : Nya okända sidor by Raoul Wallenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raoul Wallenberg by Josef Wulf( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in German and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Righteous gentile : the story of Raoul Wallenberg, missing hero of the Holocaust by John Bierman( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of a Swedish diplomat during World War II, who risked his life daily as he provided Swedish passports and papers to thousands of Jewish refugees in Budapest
Raoul Wallenberg - hjälten i Budapest Autentisk skildring av Kungl. Svenska Beskickningens i Budapest räddningsaktion 1944 - 1945 by Jenő Lévai( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raoul Wallenberg--regényes élete, hősi küzdelmei, rejtélyes eltűnésének titka by Jenő Lévai( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raoul Wallenberg, fighter for humanity. (The Dramatic Background of Raoul Wallenberg's activity.) by Rudolph Philipp( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raoul Wallenberg : dokumentsamling rörande efterforskningarna efter år 1957 by Sweden( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mikó-rejtély : Mikó Zoltán és Raoul Wallenberg kapcsolata a Magyar ellenállásban 1944-1945 by Vilmos Bondor( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Emberirtás, embermentés : Svéd követjelentések 1944-ből : az Auschwitzi Jegyzőkönyv( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest : memories of the war years in Hungary by Per Anger( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Några förslag till ett friluftsbad å Riddarholmen by Raoul Wallenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1935 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wallenberg Budapesten by Mária Ember( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Letters and dispatches, 1924-1944
Alternative Names
Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg diplomatico e filantropo svedese

Raoul Wallenberg dyplomata szwedzki, organizator akcji pomocy Żydom w czasie II wojny światowej

Raoul Wallenberg ruotsalainen diplomaatti ja hyväntekijä

Raoul Wallenberg schwedischer Diplomat

Raoul Wallenberg Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian

Raoul Wallenberg Zweeds architect

Raul Vallenberq

Vallenberg, Raulʹ 1912-1945

Vallenberg, Raulʹ 1912-1947

Валленберг, Рауль 1912-1947

Рауль Валенберг

Рауль Валленберг

ולנברג, ראול 1912-1947

ראול וואלענבערג

ראול ולנברג

راؤول ولنبرغ

رائول والنبرگ

রাউল ওয়ালেনবার্গ

რაულ ვალენბერგი

라울 발렌베리

ラウル・ワレンバーグ

拉乌尔·瓦伦贝格

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The envoy : the epic rescue of the last Jews of Europe in the desperate closing months of World War IILetters and dispatches, 1924-1944Raoul Wallenberg : the Swedish diplomat who saved 100,000 Jews from the Nazi Holocaust before mysteriously disappearingRaoul Wallenberg : the man who stopped deathWallenberg : missing heroGod afton, herr Wallenberg : en passionshistoria från verkligheten = Good evening Mr. Wallenberg, a passion taken from realityA man for all connections : Raoul Wallenberg and the Hungarian state apparatus, 1944-1945