Russia - KGB Successor Agency Hands Copies of Archives On Wallenberg to Jewish Leader.
Russia - The main successor agency to the KGB on Wednesday turned over to a top Russian rabbi copies of archival documents on Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat credited with saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi death camps who disappeared at the end of World War II.
Nikolai Patrushev, director of the Federal Security Service, handed photographs and copies of formerly classified materials to Rabbi Berel Lazar for inclusion in a new Museum of Tolerance being built in Moscow. “We have made copies of the documents concerning the life of Raoul Wallenberg and events surrounding him and we are now turning them over to you,” Patrushev said in televised comments.
Russian television showed copies of Wallenberg’s passport and prison registration papers as well as the 1947 request by the doctor at Moscow’s notorious Lubyanka prison to perform an autopsy after on Wallenberg’s death. The materials are unlikely to give any more definitive answers about Wallenberg’s last years; most of the key materials have previously been declassified and publicized and turned over to relatives. [msn]
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