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  • The Swedish Schindler who disappeared

    During World War Two, a young Swedish diplomat saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. But in January 1945 Soviet troops arrested him – he was never seen in public again. The day German soldiers arrived in Budapest is one that 89-year-old Marianne Balshone will never forget. She was due to meet [...]

  • Vatican Holocaust claim disputed

    The man who later became Pope John XXIII tried in vain to challenge the Vatican’s perceived indifference to the Nazi Holocaust, a new study has found. Papers and diaries show then Archbishop Giuseppe Roncalli posted an urgent telegram in 1944 to Pope Pius XII on the atrocities at Auschwitz. The telegram’s date contradicts the Vatican’s [...]

  • Search for Swedish Holocaust hero

    Monday marks the 60th anniversary of the disappearance of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who helped to save tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. More than a decade after he vanished from Budapest, the USSR acknowledged that he had been seized by Soviet troops. The authorities said he had died in a Russian [...]

  • Russia rehabilitates Swedish war hero

    Russia has rehabilitated Raoul Wallenberg, saying the legendary wartime Swedish diplomat who died at the hands of the Soviet secret police was a victim of political repression. Mr Wallenberg has long been regarded as a hero in the West for helping to save thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi death camps. The Soviet Union had [...]