Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tattered Remnant: Raoul Wallenberg

I wish to take just a moment (because that is all I have right now) to note that Raoul Wallenberg must and should be remembered as one of the Tattered Remnant. Between July and December 1944 he provided tens of thousands of people with protective papers in Budapest in order to prevent their extermination in Auschwitz. He was probably murdered by the Russians in 1947 on suspicion of being a "spy."

His hundredth birthday was August 4. Astonishing to consider that he was only 32 years old when he acted, 35 when he died.

I don't have time today to give him the credit he has coming; I can only urge that you review his Wikipedia entry until I can do him the justice his story deserves.

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Keep it clean for gene.