Wallenberg: Missing Hero

Wallenberg Missing Hero A fearless young Swede whose efforts saved countless Hungarian Jews from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann Raoul Wallenberg was one of the true heroes to emerge during the Nazi occupation

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  • Title: Wallenberg: Missing Hero
  • Author: Kati Marton
  • ISBN: 9781559702768
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • A fearless young Swede whose efforts saved countless Hungarian Jews from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann, Raoul Wallenberg was one of the true heroes to emerge during the Nazi occupation of Europe.

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    1. Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, may have saved up to more than 100.000 Hungarian Jews from the claws of the Nazi's. The story is placed against the background of the political events during the latter stages of the war. Hungary, up till then a (unwillingly) ally of Germany, was able to have a degree of political independence resulting in the safeguarding of its large Jewish population. However, after Hungary declared itself to the Allied side, it was quickly overrun by the German army. In [...]

    2. I had heard of Raoul Wallenberg referenced in other book about the last year before the fall of Germany in books about Hungary. I had placed this book on my 'to read' list. It was a very moving account about a young man who dared to confront the Nazi occupiers of Budapest and the thugs of the Hungarian Nazi Party, Arrow Cross. He was selected for a special mission, to go to Budapest under the color of the Swedish Legation to do what he could do to save the last remnants of European Jewry. It was [...]

    3. My wife and I were in Budapest some years ago and I read Kati Marton's book while living where Wallenberg had been. We stayed in an old building on the street where roundups had occurred, perhaps even from our apartment. We stood alone at the Wallenberg memorial on the outskirts of the city and felt his presence. How angry we were at the Russians who took this hero from a world which had great need of such men, then and now. Marton has written a magnificent account of what is known and what is l [...]

    4. A Holocaust hero in Hungary: The courage of Raoul Wallenberg The Talmud states: “Whoever destroys a soul, it is as if he destroyed the whole world. And whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved the whole world” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9, Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin 37a). There’s so much wisdom in this saying, which also resonates with history. The Nazis did everything in their power to destroy the whole Jewish race while Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, did everything he could [...]

    5. If only allowed 1/2 starsis book justly deserves 4.5 stars.Originally written in the 1980s when the author, and likely much of world opinion, still held out hope of wresting Raoul Wallenberg from the depths of the Soviet Gulag, this book tells the heartbreaking story of the Swedish diplomat who did more than anyone else to rescue Budapest's Jewish population in the waning days of WWII. Without doubt Wallenberg was a passionate, fearless and tireless advocate who saved thousands of men, women an [...]

    6. In 1944, as the war was winding down in Europe, Raoul Wallenberg, a Swede, was sent to Budapest Hungary to do what he could to save the lives of the Jews living in that city. He is credited with saving 100,000 Jews from the Nazi gas chamber, forced marches, and brutal work camps. This is the story as told by Kati Marton who is a daughter of a married couple who were saved by Wallenberg. When Russia captured Budapest from the Nazis, Wallenberg was arrested as a spy and sent to various Gulags in R [...]

    7. I've only ever known bits and pieces about Wallenberg, so I very much appreciate the fuller picture I now have of him thanks to this book. What he accomplished is simply amazing, and how the world failed him is heartbreaking. More people should know his story.

    8. The writing is not what makes this a great read. The facts of this man's life are what is amazing. The way he used his diplomatic position and ability to "read" people to his advantage in dealing with German Nazis and their Hungarian accomplices to save a majority of the Jews of Budapest from the death camps; all this makes him a remarkable man in service to all humanity.Then in the 2nd part of the book, we go from Wallenberg's well documented story in Hungary to the murky unknown of his suppose [...]

    9. The only reason that I did not rate this book "5" is because the digital version is riddled with annoying, inexplicable odd letter/number inclusions. So I recommend reading a physical copy of this. That being said, the story is riveting in its appeal, both inspiring as an example of the nobility of the human spirit and heart-breaking in its tale of how family, friends, and country ultimately failed to save the savior. Raoul Wallenberg, a 33-year-old first-time Swedish diplomat stationed in the K [...]

    10. How could we the people let this happen to such a wonderful man? It was an incredible story but very depressing. This truly shows how evil can sometimes get the upper hand just because good men do nothing. It also shows how much good one person can do when he puts his mind and energy into it.

    11. The title is indeed apt, Raoul Wallenberg's is the story that refutes all cynicism and reminds one that virtues such as selfless nobility of soul and character is not imaginary, it can and does exist in this very world that would often enough make one believe to the contrary - and for the latter tendency there is good reason! People, masses, or individuals without hope are easier to control, to use in service of any vicious act and plan at all. But then there are the rare souls such as Raoul Wal [...]

    12. The title is indeed apt, Raoul Wallenberg's is the story that refutes all cynicism and reminds one that virtues such as selfless nobility of soul and character is not imaginary, it can and does exist in this very world that would often enough make one believe to the contrary - and for the latter tendency there is good reason! People, masses, or individuals without hope are easier to control, to use in service of any vicious act and plan at all. But then there are the rare souls such as Raoul Wal [...]

    13. “Wallenberg” by Kati Marton – The Lone Saviour of Jewish HungaryKati Marton Unveils Another RelicIn her biography simply titled Wallenberg, Kati Marton takes it upon herself to tell us the rather incredible story of this Swedish aristocrat who went out of his way to save thousands upon thousands of Jews from the clutches of the Nazis, using his cunning and ingenuity to navigate a bureaucratic and political maze that swallowed many. And what kind of reward did he get for all of his trouble, [...]

    14. This is a book that succeeds in ambition, but fails in depth; while it is plainly and succinctly written, I feel it would have increased in rating if the style were more personal; here, there are a lot of anecdotes, of which a lot are smarmy, yet interesting; it's a bit "Schindler's List" which goes to serve memory and what the Holocaust was about, on a human level, but this is really not for historians, neither for people looking for an in-depth version of the Raoul Wallenberg story.The story k [...]

    15. The book I've read is simply entitled Wallenberg and is the Centennial Edition of Kati Marton's book. There is no 'Missing Hero' in the title of my copy. I presume it has been reissued with a slightly different title?Raoul Wallenberg is one of those people who will likely and should be remembered hundreds if not thousands of years from now - so great were his accomplishments in Hungary rescuing tens of thousands from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann and the Nazi death industry. Yet d [...]

    16. This was a great book. There was so much information about " the Jewish question" during WWII. Wallenberg was a fascinating man. The history of Hungary and how easily it allowed itself to be overrun a few times speaks to our current situation. The insights into the gulag system are not surprising.

    17. An example of one person making a differenceI picked this up because in this era of small minded and ego-centric behavior by those representing our country I needed a reminder that there are (were) people motivated by high ideals and acted on those ideals at personal sacrifice. I hope some of our current decision makers take time to read this.

    18. The story was a bit disjointed at the beginning, and I really wished to follow his story more specifically. The author gave important background but at times it seemed disconnected from his story. The book really "came together" in Chapter 12, "The Crucible", and closely followed his life from there.

    19. For me, a scathing inditement of the Soviets and all Western politicians. It appears that it would have been so easy to get Wallenberg freed from the gulag, had the West just wanted to. An unbelievable tragedy.

    20. Honor and Remembrance On our tour of Budapest our guide narrated the story of the city and the history of the Hungarian people. Full of history and tradition, Budapest has more than enough sites to satisfy the most casual tourist on a summer vacation. The story of Hungary during the WWII Nazi occupation is not an easy story to to tell. The brutal occupation by the Germans and the local Nazi thugs, the Arrow Cross local militia, left a wake of bloodshed, terror and death in it’s wake. Around th [...]

    21. Wallenberg: Missing Hero by Kati Marton presents the theme of selflessness. Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish Jew who saved hundreds of thousands of lives during world war two, willing to sacrifice himself in any way possible to help his people. Wallenberg, along with 400,000 other jews were sent to Budapest, Hungary to be left helpless to the hands of Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann planned to kill all of the jews he had, but Wallenberg helped save lives by getting protective passports to many people, br [...]

    22. Wonderful book, wonderful manWhy did the world abandon him? As another reviewer said about him "He deserved better". Here was a very young man who put himself at risk to save Jews during World War II. This is an older book from 1982 I believe. I thought it was pretty well written, and answered most of the questions I had about Wallenberg. The questions that remain have to be answered by the Soviet Union. I don't suppose they will ever tell us the real story about what happened to Wallenberg, and [...]

    23. First of all: Why the NKVD (The predecessor of KGB) took Raoul Wallenberg prisoner after he introduced himself to the Soviet Army on the 13 January 1945, in Budapest?Second: Why the Soviet Government kept Raoul Wallenberg in prison until his death?Third: Why the Swedish Government didn’t even propose to the Soviet Government a swap of Raoul Wallenberg for a Soviet spy?Fourth: Was the Swedish Government composed by a bunch of cowards, incompetent to liberate one of his diplomats?This book is a [...]

    24. Raoul Wallenberg was to Hungary's Jews what Oskar Schindler was to those of Germany. Wallenberg was a wealthy Swedish diplomat who took on the overwhelming task of saving as many of Hungary's Jews from deportation and death camps under the control of Nazi Adolph Eichmann. To that end, he found ways for 100,000 people to leave Hungary with false documents and passports. For a long while, it seemed he lived a charmed, untouchable life until the Russian army came to occupy Hungary. It was then, in [...]

    25. True life thrillerInspiring account of how one dedicated, fearless, and canny Samaritan made a huge difference during the Nazi genocide campaign in Hungary. A hero for all times. Based on extensive research and interviews, so most probably definitive.

    26. Raoul Wallenberg is a product from one of Sweden's biggest capitalist families who helped the Hungarian Jews that were being sent by Eichmann to the death camps. He arranged for protective passports so they could live in safe houses under Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. He may have saved 100000 Jews by doing this.The book not only details this but also shows Hungary at the time where it became an Axis power with the Arrow Cross thugs assisting. What happens when the Red Army finally converges on [...]

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