The heroic Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg worked in Budapest, Hungary, during WWII to save the lives of over 100,000 Jews from Nazi extermination. But what happened after the hero disappeared on January 17, 1945, kidnapped from his diplomatic post by the Russians. This never-before told story reveals Wallenberg’s detention by the Russians and relates the legal and diplomatic efforts of the author, Morris Wolff, and others to gain his release from the Soviet Union. Playing a role in the saga are such participants as Chief Justice John Roberts, Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, freedom fighters Anatole Sharansky, Bruce Teicholz and Judith Jaron, and Russian Premiers Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Brezhnev. Attorney Wolff’s efforts to gain justice for the kidnapped Swedish hero, which began in 1983, continue to this day.
This easily-readable but stimulating book is ideal for many audiences, including:
• Colleges, universities and graduate school courses in Holocaust studies: topics include WWII, Cold War & the USSR, international law & relations
• Persons interested in law, diplomacy, social justice, & human rights (e.g. bar associations, law schools; Supreme Court aficionados)
• Persons interested in Jewish & Holocaust studies: Holocaust museums and organizations (including 175 Wallenberg associations around the world)
• Teachers and community leaders interested in how and why a person becomes a “hero”
• Book clubs and international audiences
• General audiences fascinated by mystery stories, human motives & connections, and who-done-it’s! Wallenberg’s post-1945 fate remains one of the great mysteries of time. This book , endeavors to answer these questions.
• The book will have a massive appeal internationally. This is an important book, at the level of "Night" by Elie Wiesel. Those who read Night and Schindler's List and books of History will want to read this book
Read the Author's Note
Read the Foreword by the late Tom Lantos
Read Excerpts from Raoul Wallenberg's Personal Diary
Read the first chapter from Whatever Happened to Raoul Wallenberg?