Raoul Wallenberg, 1912-1947

Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who in 1944 saved thousands of Hungarian Jews, including future Congressman Tom Lantos, by providing protective passports and safe houses. He went missing in January 1945 and is believed to have been killed by the Soviets after two years in custody. He was granted posthumous honorary citizenship in Israel, the United States and other countries.

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