Category Archives: Wallenberg

Russian Court Denies Wallenberg Family Request

Russian Court Denies Wallenberg Family Request In July 2017, Marie Dupuy, Raoul Wallenberg’s niece, filed a lawsuit in Moscow’s Meshchansky Region Court against the Federal Security Service (FSB), the KGB’s successor, seeking access to documents she believed could shed light on Wallenberg’s fate. On her behalf Ivan Pavlov, legal representative of the Dardel/Dupuy family (Team29, St. Petersburg, Russia),… Read More »

Raoul Wallenberg Family Sues

Raoul Wallenberg’s Family Sues for Archival Access On July 26, 2017, relatives of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who disappeared after helping at least 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust in Hungary in 1944, have filed a lawsuit asking the KGB’s main successor agency to provide full and uncensored documentation about his case. Wallenberg’s niece Marie Dupuy made… Read More »

U.S. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Introduces H. Res. 58 Supporting Research into Wallenberg’s Fate

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, has introduced just released House Resolution 58 into the 115 Congress calling on Russia to open their archives to assist Wallenberg researchers to finally settle the question of Raoul Wallenberg’s fate. Ros-Lehtinen, together with Rep. Nina Lowey (D-NY) jointly released a press… Read More »

The Wallenberg Chapter: The Original Typed Manuscript Translated

Note from the translator. This is a translation of the pages of typewritten that were produced in court in Moscow in connection with the libel case of against Boris Sokolov, who has questioned what portions of the text presented in “Notes from a Suitcase”, the purported memoir of Ivan Serov, was written by him. An examination of the typewritten pages and the… Read More »

Raoul Wallenberg and Mellaneuropeiska — Swedish economic “agents” in World War II

By Susanne Berger and Vadim Birstein Raoul Wallenberg and his company fulfilled an important role in the Swedish official “Economic Defense Readiness” program (Rikskommissionen för Ekonomisk Försvarsberedskap). The fact that the Swedish military and its respective intelligence services oversaw this program may explain the claims that Wallenberg functioned as an agent of Swedish intelligence during World War II.… Read More »

Raoul Wallenberg is Dead

On October 27, 2016, Swedish tax authorities issued a formal death certificate for Raoul Wallenberg acting on a request of his family to settle his estate. The family said in a statement to the press: “The family lived in hope and despair – hope that their efforts would bear fruit and Raoul would return, despair as their hopes… Read More »

Blasieholmsgatan’s Secrets

In 1941, Raoul Wallenberg maintained a temporary office address at Blasieholmsgatan 3, in the heart of the Wallenberg family business sphere. The new information suggests that his contact with his famous relatives was closer than previously thought. It  also raises the question if after Wallenberg’s disappearance in the Soviet Union in 1945, these connections were intentionally de-emphasized. At the same time,… Read More »

Blasieholmsgatan’s Secrets

For most visitors, the way to Stockholm’s water front leads through a block of beautifully restored office buildings at Blasieholmstorg and Blasieholmsgatan. The area forms the heart of the Wallenberg business group,  located right behind the famous Grand Hotel. In 1997, one of us (S. Berger) had the opportunity to accompany Guy von Dardel, Raoul Wallenberg’s brother, to… Read More »