Bibliography and appendix

Bibliography

  • Lars G:son Berg, The Book that Disappeared: What happened in Budapest, Vintage Press, New York 1990
  • Bernt Schiller, Varför ryssarna tog Raoul Wallenberg (Why the Russians took Raoul Wallenberg), Natur och Kultur, Stockholm 1991
  • Bernt Schiller, ”Wallenberg, Raoul”, Nationalencyklopedin Multimedia DVD, Vers. 2.0. Malmö 1998
  • Maj von Dardel, Raoul, Rabén & Sjögren. Stockholm 1984
  • Raoul Wallenberg – Redovisning från den svensk-ryska arbetsgruppen (Raoul Wallenberg – Report from the Swedish-Russian Working Group). Utrikesdepartementet (Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Stockholm 2000
  • William Korey, The Last Word on Wallenberg? New investigations, New Questions [online]. Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.ajc.org/
  • The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. Wallenberg Research [online]. Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/
  • Personal interview with Ambassador Hans Magnusson, formerly responsible for the Raoul Wallenberg Dossier at the Swedish Foreign Ministry main responsible of the report of the Swedish-Russian Working Group.
  • Documents (see appendix) published in Raoul Wallenberg – Redovisning från den svensk-ryska arbetsgruppen (Raoul Wallenberg – Report from the Swedish-Russian Working Group). Utrikesdepartementet (Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Stockholm 2000

Appendix part (i)

Protective Passport (http://www.historiska.se/activities/press/bild/Holocaust8.jpg)

Appendix part (ii)

Letter from Söderblom (at the Swedish Legation in Moscow) to Dekanov. 31 December 1944.

Unofficial translation:

To
Mr V Dekanozov Peoples Commissioner for foreign affairs.
Moscow, 31 December 1944

Confidential

According to instructions, I have the advantage to … inform You that the Swedish Legation in Budapest has remained in a surrounded city. The composition of the Legation is as followed:

[Raoul Wallenberg's name is the 5th from above, underlined]

After the local authorities had threatened the legation with evacuation through force, it has gone ”underground”.

I would be grateful if it was possible to inform the Soviet military authorities with the above described circumstances, with a request of, when the city has been liberated, aid the members of the legation.

For Your information, I would add that the legation has remained in the Hungarian capital since its presence has been considered necessary to fulfil the interests of the USSR and to the 15000 Jews, who are under the legation’s custody.

I can assure You that all information that could be received by the friendly liaison of Peoples Commissionaire for Foreign Affairs, concerning the fate of those Swedish citizens who remains in Budapest would be highly appreciated.

Signed S Söderblom

Appendix part (iii)

Arrest order concerning Raoul Wallenberg, 17 January 1945.

Unofficial translation:

To the Commander of the 2nd Ukrainian front
Copy to Abakumov
To No. 937 / Zacharov /

Raoul Wallenberg who was encountered at Benczur Street in the eastern part of Budapest has, according to the contra-espionage organization SMERSH, to be arrested and sent to Moscow.

Necessary means for this operation have to be ensured.

Report the time for the departure to Moscow and the name of the responsible accompanier.

Bulganin 1945-01-17

Peoples Commissioner for Defence, Army General

Appendix part (iv)

Arrest order concerning Harald Feller and Max Meier, 17 January 1945.

Unofficial Translation:

Secret

Only copy

To the Commander for the 2nd Ukrainian Front

Copy to Abakumov

To nr 1207 and 1274

Arrest the, in Budapest encountered, Swiss citizens, Max Meier and Gerald Feller, as well as the Slovakian diplomat Jan Spisjak and send then, as in the case of Wallenberg, to Moscow.

This completion of this assignment is under SMERSH responsibility. It is Your responsibility to ensure necessary means according to SMERSH instructions.

Report the time for the departure to Moscow and the name of the responsible accompanier.

Bulganin

1945-01-17

No. 1367 / sj

* Sven Grundberg is 18 years old. Studies in Internatinal College Spain (ICS), in grade 12.
January 2003.