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The Holocaust in Hungary | Literaturesalon's Blog

Historian Leni Yahil estimates that in 1941 there were approximately 762,000 Jews living in Hungary, about a fourth of whom lived in Budapest. (The Holocaust, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990, 506). 178 more words

20th Century

Budapest: Raoul Wallenberg Memorial

Mentioned in my Shoes on the Danube and Emanuel Tree posts, Raoul Wallenberg was one of many heroes who worked hard to save Hungary’s Jews during World War II.   35 more words


Raoul Wallenberg: Somebody who helped

When you’re studying the Holocaust, it’s easy to get swept away in the thousands of perpetrators and victims.  It’s easy to lose sight of the hopeful part of humanity.  421 more words

World War History

McKay's Notes on the Case of Raoul Wallenberg

My work on Raoul Wallenberg has concentrated on his mission to Budapest rather than on his subsequent fate in Russia. I have chosen to examine various assertions, claims and plain simple innuendo to the effect that this mission may have involved other than purely humanitarian goals. 166 more words

The Second World War

A Brief Note on Grosheim-Krisko

Hermann Grosheim-Krisko was employed as a Russian translator by the Swedish Legation in Budapest in 1944 and given a false identity as the Norwegian , “Henry Thomsen” . 89 more words

The Second World War

Kutuzov-Tolstoy's Letter of Authorisation

In discussions about Raoul Wallenberg’s mission to Budapest, Michael Kutuzov-Tolstoy has acquired a dubious reputation. But there can be no doubt whatsoever. It was Kutuzov-Tolstoy and no-one else who was given the official task of making the first contact on behalf of the Swedish Legation in Budapest with the Red Army.


Kutuzov-Tolstoy’s Letter of Authorisation

The Second World War