For this week’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Author’s Beat is proud to present the story of Swedish diplomat and Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg. Author Morris Wolff’s book documents efforts to rescue Wallenberg from imprisonment in the Soviet Union.
It is widely known that Wallenberg worked in Budapest, Hungary and during WWII saved the lives of more than 100,000 Jews from Nazi extermination. Wallenberg has become one of the true heroes of the 20th century.
But what happened after the hero disappeared in 1946? This never-before told story reveals Wallenberg's detention by the Russians and relates legal and diplomatic efforts of author, Morris Wolff, and others to gain (or impede) his release from the Soviet Union.
Playing a role in the saga are such participants as Chief Justice John Roberts, President Richard Nixon, President Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger and Leonid Brezhnev. Wolff's efforts to gain justice for the kidnapped Swedish hero continue to this day.
This is Author’s Beat, sponsored by The Writers League of the Villages in central Florida.
This program is hosted by award-winning author Mark H. Newhouse.
It is produced and directed by Don Canaan, recipient of the Ohio State Bar Association Award for Best Weekly Legal Journalism in Ohio, and a co-recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award for the Las Vegas segment of NBC News’ “American White Paper: Organized Crime in the United States.”