Monthly Archives: November 2016

Day of Remembrance

On October 30, the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions, in Moscow  many more people participated in the Memorial Society ceremony “Returning Names” than in previous years. People waited in a line for four hours for their turn to read the names of the victims executed during the Great Terror (1936-38). Traditionally, the ceremony has taken place in… 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 »