An Unlikely Hero: The Story of Raoul Wallenberg - Preface

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This image depicts Raoul Wallenberg's 1944 Passport photo.


I encounter one example after another of how relative truth is.

Raoul Wallenberg

The United States does not frequently give Honorary American Citizenship to people from other countries. In fact, in all of the history of the U.S., this tribute has only been given to eight individuals who have demonstrated uncommon and heroic efforts in support of basic human rights for all men.

These remarkable people were granted citizenship by the U.S. Congress and the President because they stood up at the risk of impending peril for the American values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The list contain such recognizable names such as Winston Churchhill, and Mother Teresa, but there are others whose name you may have never heard before.

One of these men is Raoul Wallenberg who, during World War II, used his wits, risked his life, and revealed more courage than most men could imagine as he saved over 100,00 men, women, and children from being murdered. He wasn't a soldier, but his efforts accomplished more than the armies did.

This is his story.

Original Release: May 01, 2015

Updated Last Revision: Nov 09, 2016

1) United States State Department, Holocaust Era Assets:Hungary, US National Archives, Apr/24/2015, Apr/24/2015, http://www.archives.gov/research/holocaust/finding-aid/civilian/

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