Raoul Wallenberg
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Hungary: Raoul Wallenberg memorial vandalized

Local media reports bloody pigs feet placed on Budapest statue of Swedish diplomat who saved Jews in WWII

Hungarian media reported Wednesday that unknown individuals vandalized the statue of Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest.


The Nepszabadsag newspaper's website reported that a group of Jewish tourists from New York had told authorities that bloody pigs feet were placed on the statue.


Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who used his status and position to issue passports to tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews and saved them from being shipped off to Nazi death camps.


He mysteriously disappeared after his arrest by the Red Army which invaded Budapest in 1945.


Two years ago, researchers claimed that new evidence found in Russian archives suggest that Wallenberg spent years in Soviet labor camps.


Various witnesses claimed to have seen him in Soviet prisons and labor camps years after the announcement of his death in 1947.




פרסום ראשון: 05.23.12, 14:03
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