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Wallenberg, Raoul

Line breaks: Raoul Wal¦len|berg
Pronunciation: /ˈvɑːlənbəːɡ

Definition of Wallenberg, Raoul in English:

( 1912-?), Swedish diplomat. In 1944 in Budapest he helped many thousands of Jews to escape death by issuing them with Swedish passports. In 1945 he was arrested by Soviet forces and imprisoned in Moscow. Although the Soviet authorities stated that Wallenberg had died in prison in 1947, his fate remains uncertain.

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