Overview of Holocaust
In the waning days of World War 2 Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish businessman-turned-diplomat based in Budapest, was responsible for the rescue of thousands–some estimates are as high as 100,000–of Hungarian Jews from extermination by the Nazis. Wallenberg handed out protective passports and set up safe houses for Jews, among other life-saving measures. In January 1945, he was detained by Soviet forces for reasons unknown, somewhere outside of Budapest, and never heard from again. Years later, Soviet officials admitted to taking Wallenberg into custody, but stated he had died of a heart attack in a Moscow prison in 1947. In the ensuing decades, various sources claimed that Wallenberg was still alive and being held by the Russians. While his exact fate remains a mystery, he has received numerous accolades for his humanit
Original Research Question
I wonder what happened to Raoul Wallenberg? , in the book it says that his family just like everyone else was wondering what happened to the hero of Budapest.
What made Raoul want to save people and become a hero?
I will never be able to go back to Sweden without knowing inside myself that if done all a man could do to save as many Jews as possible
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Linnéa, Sharon. Raoul Wallenberg: The Man Who Stopped Death. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1993. Print.