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Wallenberg Report

NPR's Michele Kelemen reports that a panel of Swedish and Russian historians today released the conclusions of a ten-year study on the fate of Raoul Wallenberg. He was the Swedish diplomat credited with saving thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Budapest. He was later arrested by Soviet forces who captured Hungary from the Germans. The Swedish authors of the new study conclude that there is no hard evidence that Wallenberg died in the Soviet Union in 1947, as the Russians assert. The report questions whether Sweden did all it could to secure Wallenberg's release.

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