This chronicle of Raoul Wallenberg's sojourn to Budapest documents his activities at the Swedish Legation and his rescue efforts on behalf of the Jews of Budapest. It is a matter of record that Wallenberg's mission was designed by compassionate and desperate men in Sweden and elsewhere. Less well known is the fact that the misson was activated and sustained by various representatives of the Hungarian state apparatus whose cooperation Wallenberg regularly sought and often received. The author, one of the former hidden children in Hungary, believes that without the official and covert aid of such individuals, Wallenberg's activities would have been confined to a series of efforts with little or no success.
About the Author:
ANDREW HANDLER is Professor of History at the University of Miami. He is the author of several books including Young People Speak: Surviving the Holocaust in Hungary (1993).