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Raoul Wallenberg, 100 years: will the riddle ever be solved?

Hans Magnusson will speak about the inquiry into the fate of Raoul Wallenberg.


At the 100th anniversary of his birth, Raoul Wallenberg's fate is still not fully known. Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of thousands of Jews in Budapest in the Second World War, was detained by Soviet forces in 1945 and his detention in Moscow from 1945 to 1947 was only acknowledged in 1956. Varying accounts of his fate have been released over the years, and in 2001 a Swedish-Russian working group produced a report on Wallenberg's death, but many questions remain unanswered. In 2012, Sweden announced it would begin a new inquiry into Raoul Wallenberg's disappearance. Hans Magnusson will speak about his role in the inquiry and his assessment of whether more questions can be answered.

This lecture, developed in partnership with the Swedish Embassy in London, is part of a series run concurrently with the Library's exhibition, 'Rescues of the Holocaust: Remembering Raoul Wallenberg and Lives Saved'.

Ambassador Magnusson is currently Inspector-General in The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. From 1991-2000 he served as Swedish Co-Chairman of the Swedish- Russian Working Group on Raoul Wallenberg, which delivered its report in January 2001. He joined the Swedish Foreign Service more than 40 years ago and has mainly been dealing with Central and Eastern Europe, heading this department in Stockholm but also serving at the embassies in Belgrade and Moscow. He has also served as Ambassador to Latvia and to The Netherlands.


Speaker(s):

Ambassador Hans Magnusson | talks

 

Date and Time:

29 October 2012 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DP
020 7636 7247
http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

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