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US not doing enough to uncover Holocaust hero's fate: Family

Published on Dec 3, 2013 6:59 AM
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File photo of Raoul Wallenberg. The family of Swedish Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg said on Monday that the United States (US) was not doing enough to uncover his fate after he disappeared in Soviet custody in 1945, despite a recent promise from President Barack Obama. -- FILE PHOTO: HANDOUT

GENEVA (AFP) - The family of Swedish Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg said on Monday that the United States (US) was not doing enough to uncover his fate after he disappeared in Soviet custody in 1945, despite a recent promise from President Barack Obama.

"It's a huge disappointment," Mr Wallenberg's 63-year-old niece Louise von Dardel told the Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Mr Wallenberg was posted as a Swedish diplomat to Nazi-occupied Budapest in July 1944 and rescued tens of thousands of Jews by issuing them protective passports in the final months of the Holocaust.

He went missing after his arrest by Soviet forces in Hungary on Jan 17, 1945.

 
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