Raoul Wallenberg

Jewish Leader Says He Was Attacked At Budapest Soccer Match

04/29/2013

The head of Hungary’s Raoul Wallenberg Association said he was beaten at a soccer match in Budapest.

Ferenc Orosz told the Hungarian news agency MTI during a conference Monday on hate speech that “first he was verbally assaulted and then his nose was broken after a match at Budapest’s Puskas Stadium which he attended with his family” the previous day.

Borough Park Street To Honor Wallenberg

12/03/2012

A stretch of 13th Avenue in Borough Park will be co-named Raoul Wallenberg Way on Dec. 9th. 

Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat stationed in Budapest who in 1944 saved as many as 100,000 Jews from the Nazis by issuing them documents that afforded them protection from Sweden.

Raoul Wallenberg: Taken by Soviets in 1945 and never seen again.

Happy Birthday, In Absentia

08/07/2012
Staff Writer

The landmark birthday of a hero was marked with elaborate celebrations in two European capitals this week, but the guest of honor was not present.

Raoul Wallenberg, whose 100th birthday was Saturday, probably is not alive. And no one has known his whereabouts for almost seven decades.

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