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House wants information on envoy who saved Jews

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has pressed or information on the fate of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews in World War II before disappearing. Mr. Wallenberg was believed to have been taken into "protective custody" by the Soviet Union in January 1945. Soviet officials first denied holding him, but later said that a prisoner named Wallenberg passed on in July 1947.Rumors persist, however, that he is still alive in prison.He is credited with saving the lives of 20,000 Jews in Hungary by issuing them Swedish passports and indirectly saving as many as 70,000 more.

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