Wallenberg Publications


Birstein, V. J. The Secret of Cell Number Seven: Did an ‘Extremely Important Prisoner,’ Raoul Wallenberg, Died from a Natural Cause? Nezavisimaya Gazeta [Independent Newspaper], April 25, 1991 [in Russian; translated into Polish: Birstein, W. Kiedy zginal Wallenberg? Gazeta Wyborsza, no. 165 (634), 17/08/91, s. 9].

Birstein, V. J. Around Raoul Wallenberg: His Connections, Relatives, Cell Mates. A report to the New York Wallenberg Committee. 99 pp. (unpublished manuscript).

Birstein, V. J. Where Did 20,000 Americans Disappear to? Nezavisimaya Gazeta [Independent Newspaper], August 8, 1991 (in Russian).


Birstein, V. Interrogations in Lubyanka, Novoe Vremya [New Times], no. 1: 40-44 (in Russian).


Birstein, V. The Mystery of Raoul Wallenberg’s Death, Evreiskie novosti [The Jewish News; newspaper], no. 2 (July 2002), p. 6 (in Russian).


Birstein, Vadim and Susanne Berger. Press Release about Questions Concerning Prisoner No. 7, dated April 1, 2010. To read reporting on this important archival discovery see The New York TimesArchives Throw Doubt on Wallenberg Death Date” the The TelegraphRussians ‘lied’ about death of diplomat who saved Jews from Holocaust.”

Birstein, Vadim. New turn in the Wallenberg Case, interview given to Vladimir Abarinov, Radio Svoboda/Liberty, April 3, 2010 (in Russian)

Birstein, Vadim and Susanne Berger. Surprised Again – New Documentation about Raoul Wallenberg’s Cellmate Surfaces. Press release, dated August 1, 2011. To read reporting on this discovery see The Telegraph “Russia “intentionally withheld” information on Raoul Wallenberg“, August 1, 2011 and UPI, “Book prompts questions in Walleberg case“, August 2, 2011.

Birstein, Vadim and Susanne Berger. Press release, dated September 27, 2011, in response to an AP article, September 26, 2011 “Wallenberg Possibly Outlived Death Date” by Vladimir Isachenkov.


Birstein, Vadim and Susanne Berger. The Fate of Raoul Wallenberg: Gaps in Our Current Knowledge. Paper presented at the international conference “Raoul Wallenberg, a 20th Century Hero.” Moscow, May 28, 2012.

Berger, Susanne and Vadim Birstein. Not a “Nobody”: Choice of Raoul Wallenberg in 1944 Not Accidental, March 12, 2012.

Berger, Susanne and Vadim Birstein. Raoul Wallenberg var inget oskrivet blad. Dagens Nyheter [a newspaper], April 12, 2012 (in Swedish).

Berger, Susanne and Vadim Birstein. The KGB Acted To Stop the Investigation Into Raoul Wallenberg’s Fate in 1991. Press Release, January 1, 2012. For press reaction to this discovery see BBC News, “Sweden to hold new inquiry into Wallenberg death” and Haaretz, “New Evidence Backs Claims KGB Stopped Probe into Holocaust Hero“, January 17, 2012.


Birstein, Vadim, and Susanne Berger. Russia Continues to Obscure Facts in the Wallenberg Case, www.newsmill.se, April 13, 2013.

Berger, Susanne, and Vadim Birstein. Russia, Sweden, Should Find Truth on Wallenberg. The Moscow Times [a newspaper], Issue 5122, May 7, 2013.

Berger, Susanne and Vadim Birstein. A Memorial More Durable than Marble” (2013), presented at the Mauermuseum (the “Checkpoint Charlie” museum) in Berlin on the occasion of the Rainer Hildebrandt Medal being awarded to Guy von Dardel and Nina Lagergren, the half-brother and half-sister of Raoul Wallenberg.


Birstein Vadim and Susanne Berger. Das Schicksal von Raoul Wallenberg – Die Wissenslüken. In: Auf den Spuren Wallenbergs, Stefan Karner (Hg.). Innsbruck: Studien Verlag, 2015. S. 117–140.

Berger, Susanne, and Vadim Birstein. “Blasieholmsgatan’s Secrets” (2015).

Berger, Susanne, C.G. McKay, and Vadim Birstein. Raoul Wallenberg’s Secret German Contacts (January 14, 2015).


Birstein, Vadim. Raoul Wallenberg in Ivan Serov’s Memoir.

Birstein, Vadim. The Wallenberg Chapter: Serov’s Original Typed Manuscript Translated

Birstein, Vadim and Susanne Berger. Pending Questions about Documentation on the Raoul Wallenberg Case in the Russian Archives. Questionnaire in English and Russian presented at the International Roundtable on the Raoul Wallenberg case, Raoul Wallenberg, Moscow, International “Memorial” Society, September 22, 2016. 34 pp.:

  1. Long version in English
  2. Short version in English

Birstein, Vadim and Susanne Berger. A Cold War execution most foul? Too Early to Close the Books on the Wallenberg CaseWar on Rocks, September 28, 2016.

Berger, Susanne and Vadim Birstein. Raoul Wallenberg and Mellaneuropeiska — Swedish economic “agents” in World War II.


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

Berger, Susanne and Vadim Birstein. Raoul Wallenberg: Getting to the core of the mystery. The Jerusalem Post. January 26, 2017.

Birstein, Vadim. In Cell Number 7 , interview given to Dmitry Volchek, Radio Svoboda/Liberty, July 29, 2017 (in Russian)

Birstein, Vadim. Third Raoul Wallenberg Roundtable. Stockholm, September 14–15, 2017

Birstein, Vadim. Raoul Wallenberg Family Sues

Birstein, Vadim. Russian Court Denies Wallenberg Family Request


Berger, Susanne and Vadim Birstein. Raoul Wallenberg – Not an Accident Choice for Hungary in 1944. In: July 1944: Deportation of the Jews of Budapest Foiled, edited by

Géza Jeszenszky.  Saint Helena (CA): Helena History Press.

Birstein, Vadim. Moscow City Court Upholds FSB’s Refusal to Release Raoul Wallenberg Documents

Birstein, Vadim. Radio Liberty Interview Digs into SMERSH and the Wallenberg Case, interview given to Dmitry Volchek, Radio Svoboda/Liberty, May 12, 2018

  1. In Russian
  2. In English


Susanne Berger, Vadim Birstein. Humanistic Philosophy in Action. The Jerusalem Post, July 1, 2019, https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Humanistic-philosophy-in-action-594308

Vadim Birstein, Susanne Berger. Rysk officer ljõg om att Wallenberg avrättats med gift [Russian officer lied about Wallenberg being executed with poison]. Svenska Dagbladet, July 7, 2019, https://www.svd.se/rysk-officer-ljog-om-att-wallenberg-avrattats-med-gift