The Hero of Budapest

The Hero of Budapest
Author: Bengt Jangfeldt
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Academic
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1350241679

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The story of Raoul Wallenberg - the Swedish businessman who, at immense personal risk, rescued many of Budapest's Jews from the Holocaust and subsequently disappeared into the Soviet prison system - is one of the most fascinating episodes of World War II. Yet the complete story of his life and fate can only be told now - and for the first time in this book - following access to the Russian and Swedish archival sources, previously not used. Born into a wealthy Swedish family, Wallenberg was a moderately successful businessman when he was recruited by the War Refugee Board to manage the rescue mission of thousands of Hungarian Jews. Once in Budapest, he created and distributed so called 'protective passports' (or Schutz-Pass) among the Jewish population, thus managing to save up to 8,000 people. Through the 'safe houses' and clandestine networks that he established around the city, many thousands more were saved from the concentration camps. Yet, when Budapest was liberated by the Red Army in January 1945, Wallenberg was arrested and taken to Moscow. One of the reasons for his arrest was that the Soviets could not understand the nature of his mission: formally he was a Swedish diplomat but he worked for an American agency. On the basis of previously unseen Soviet sources, Jangfeldt has been able to reconstruct the events surrounding Wallenberg's arrest almost hour by hour and, for the first time, he presents a highly plausible theory about the reasons why Wallenberg was arrested and what happened to him after he disappeared. With access to previously unpublished material, Bengt Jangfeldt provides the first complete account of Wallenberg's life - from his childhood in Sweden to his disappearance in a Russian jail - and sheds important new light on one of the greatest heroes of World War II. This is a thrilling tale of intrigue, espionage and heroism which will captivate all readers of modern European history.

The Hero of Budapest

The Hero of Budapest
Author: Bengt Jangfeldt
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-11-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780857734693

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The story of Raoul Wallenberg - the Swedish businessman who, at immense personal risk, rescued many of Budapest's Jews from the Holocaust and subsequently disappeared into the Soviet prison system - is one of the most fascinating episodes of World War II. Yet the complete story of his life and fate can only be told now - and for the first time in this book - following access to the Russian and Swedish archival sources, previously not used. Born into a wealthy Swedish family, Wallenberg was a moderately successful businessman when he was recruited by the War Refugee Board to manage the rescue mission of thousands of Hungarian Jews. Once in Budapest, he created and distributed so called 'protective passports' (or Schutz-Pass) among the Jewish population, thus managing to save up to 8,000 people. Through the 'safe houses' and clandestine networks that he established around the city, many thousands more were saved from the concentration camps. Yet, when Budapest was liberated by the Red Army in January 1945, Wallenberg was arrested and taken to Moscow. One of the reasons for his arrest was that the Soviets could not understand the nature of his mission: formally he was a Swedish diplomat but he worked for an American agency. On the basis of previously unseen Soviet sources, Jangfeldt has been able to reconstruct the events surrounding Wallenberg's arrest almost hour by hour and, for the first time, he presents a highly plausible theory about the reasons why Wallenberg was arrested and what happened to him after he disappeared. With access to previously unpublished material, Bengt Jangfeldt provides the first complete account of Wallenberg's life - from his childhood in Sweden to his disappearance in a Russian jail - and sheds important new light on one of the greatest heroes of World War II. This is a thrilling tale of intrigue, espionage and heroism which will captivate all readers of modern European history.

Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg
Author: Ingrid Carlberg
Publsiher: MacLehose Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2016-03-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781681445243

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An honorary citizen of the United States and Canada, and designated as one of the Righteous Among the Nations by Israel, Raoul Wallenberg was a modest envoy to Hungary whose heroism in Budapest at the height of the Holocaust saved countless Jewish lives, and ultimately cost him his own. A series of unlikely coincidences led to the appointment of Wallenberg, by trade a poultry importer, as Sweden's Special Envoy to Budapest in 1944. With remarkable bravery, Wallenberg created a system of protective passports, and sheltered thousands of desperate Jews in buildings he claimed were Swedish libraries and research institutes. As the war drew to a close, his invaluable work almost complete, Wallenberg voluntarily went to meet with the Soviet troops who were relieving the city. Arrested as a spy, Wallenberg disappeared into the depths of the Soviet system, never to be seen again. In this definitive biography, noted journalist Ingrid Carlberg has carried out unprecedented research into all elements of Wallenberg's life, narrating with vigor and insight the story of a heroic life, and navigating with wisdom and sensitivity the truth about his disappearance and death.

Kasztner s Train

Kasztner s Train
Author: Anna Porter
Publsiher: D & M Publishers
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2009-09-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 1926685970

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In summer 1944, Rezso Kasztner met with Adolf Eichmann, architect of the Holocaust, in Budapest. With the Final Solution at its terrible apex and tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews being sent to Auschwitz every month, the two men agreed to allow 1,684 Jews to leave for Switzerland by train. In other manoeuvrings Kasztner may have saved another 40,000 Jews already in the camps. Kasztner was later judged for having "sold his soul to the devil." Prior to being exonerated, he was murdered in Israel in 1957. Part political thriller, part love story and part legal drama, Anna Porter's account explores the nature of Kasztner--the hero, the cool politician, the proud Zionist, the romantic lover, the man who believed that promises, even to diehard Nazis, had to be kept. The deals he made raise questions about moral choices that continue to haunt the world today.

Letters and Dispatches 1924 1944

Letters and Dispatches  1924 1944
Author: Raoul Wallenberg
Publsiher: Arcade Publishing
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1995
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1559702753

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Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the disappearance of a Holocaust hero from Budapest, a collection of his writings features correspondences with family members that provide insight into his beliefs, experiences, and achievements.

The Hero s Children

The Hero s Children
Author: Paul Neuburg
Publsiher: New York : Morrow, 1973 [c1972]
Total Pages: 383
Release: 1973
Genre: Communism and society
ISBN: UCSC:32106001050191

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Righteous Gentile

Righteous Gentile
Author: John Bierman
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-07-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780670922338

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Swallowed up by the Soviet prison system, the fate of Raoul Wallenberg, saviour of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Nazi holocaust, remains a mystery. Recently KGB files have been opened and many Communist crimes have been fully exposed. Yet there is still no evidence, apart from a handwritten note of doubtful authenticity, to support the Kremlin's claim that in 1947 Wallenberg, then thirty-five years old, died of a heart attack in prison. On the other hand there is abundant evidence - none of it conclusive, but much of it highly persuasive - that Wallenberg remained alive in captivity long after 1947, broken in body and spirit, somewhere in the vastness of the former Soviet Union. Righteous Gentile is the first book to tell the full story of Raoul Wallenberg's shining wartime exploits and shameful post-war incarceration.

Heroes Square Budapest

Heroes  Square Budapest
Author: András Gerő
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1990
Genre: Ezredéves emlékmű (Budapest, Hungary)
ISBN: 9631329305

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Lost Hero

Lost Hero
Author: Frederick E. Werbell,Thurston Clarke
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1982
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: UOM:39015054059897

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Recounts the remarkable, courageous efforts of the Swedish businessman and diplomat turned guerilla fighter in rescuing tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews

Heroes of the Secret Underground

Heroes of the Secret Underground
Author: Susanne Gervay
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781460712030

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A timely and powerful time-slip story inspired by the author's family in Budapest during the Holocaust Louie lives with her brothers, Bert and Teddy, in a hotel run by their grandparents. It is one of Sydney's grand old buildings, rich in history ... and in secrets. When a rose-gold locket, once thought lost, is uncovered, it sends Louie and her brothers spinning back in time. Back to a world at war: Budapest in the winter of 1944, where their grandparents are hiding secrets of their own ... From bestselling author Susanne Gervay comes a heart-racing timeslip story inspired by her own family's escape from Budapest during the Holocaust. AWARDS Longlisted - ARA Historical Novel Prize 2021 (Children's and Young Adult Category) PRAISE 'Impossible to stop reading' -- Jackie French 'A story of light and love and exceptional courage' -- Ursula Dubosarsky 'Riveting, encouraging, and authentic, Heroes of the Secret Underground introduces the topic of World War II in a fresh and enlightening way. My heart was left racing after each page turn, and I'm sure you'll feel the same way too.' --Better Reading

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber
Author: Julian Rubinstein
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-09-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780316028288

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DESCRIPTION: Elmore Leonard meets Franz Kafka in the wild, improbably true story of the legendary outlaw of Budapest. Attila Ambrus was a gentleman thief, a sort of Cary Grant--if only Grant came from Transylvania, was a terrible professional hockey goalkeeper, and preferred women in leopard-skin hot pants. During the 1990s, while playing for the biggest hockey team in Budapest, Ambrus took up bank robbery to make ends meet. Arrayed against him was perhaps the most incompetent team of crime investigators the Eastern Bloc had ever seen: a robbery chief who had learned how to be a detective by watching dubbed Columbo episodes; a forensics man who wore top hat and tails on the job; and a driver so inept he was known only by a Hungarian word that translates to Mound of Ass-Head. BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER is the completely bizarre and hysterical story of the crime spree that made a nobody into a somebody, and told a forlorn nation that sometimes the brightest stars come from the blackest holes. Like The Professor and the Madman and The Orchid Thief, Julian Rubinsteins bizarre crime story is so odd and so wicked that it is completely irresistible.

The Budapest Protocol

The Budapest Protocol
Author: Adam LeBor
Publsiher: Saqi
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-12-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781846591945

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Nazi-occupied Budapest, Winter 1944. The Russians are smashing through the German lines. Miklos Farkas breaks out of the Jewish ghetto to find food - at the Nazis’ headquarters. There he is handed a stolen copy of The Budapest Protocol, detailing the Nazis’ post-war plans. Miklos knows it must stay hidden forever if he is to stay alive. Present day Budapest. As the European Union launches the election campaign for the first President of Europe, Miklos Farkas is brutally murdered. His journalist grandson Alex buries his grief to track down the killers. He soon unravels a chilling conspiracy rooted in the dying days of the Third Reich, one that will ensure Nazi economic domination of Europe - and a plan for a new Gypsy Holocaust. The hunt is on for The Budapest Protocol. Alex is soon drawn deeper into a deadly web of intrigue and power play, a game played for the highest stakes: the very future of Europe. The Budapest Protocol is a journey into Europe’s hidden heart of darkness.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Author: Wes Anderson
Publsiher: Opus Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-03-04
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781623160524

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(Book). The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Acting as a kind of father figure, M. Gustave leads the resourceful Zero on a journey that involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; the battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sledges and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, The Grand Budapest Hotel recreates a bygone era through its arresting visuals and sparkling dialogue. The charm and vibrant colors of the film gradually darken with a sense of melancholy as the forces of history conspire against our hero and his vanishing way of life. Written and directed by Wes Anderson, whose films include The Royal Tenenbaums , Moonrise Kingdom , and Fantastic Mr. Fox . The film also stars Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Adrian Brody, Saoirse Ronan, Lea Seydoux, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

Budapest Noir

Budapest Noir
Author: Vilmos Kondor
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-01-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062098825

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“Kondor’s impressive first novel, which unfolds against an atmosphere tinged by alienation, fear, and the threat of violence, stands out for its deft writing, plausible scenarios, vivid sense of place, and noir sensibility.”— Library Journal A dark, riveting, and lightning fast novel of murder, intrigue, and political corruption, set in 1936 Hungary during the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazis in Germany. Budapest Noir marks the emergence of an extraordinary new voice in literary crime fiction, Vilmos Kondor. Kondor’s remarkable debut brings this European city to breathtaking life—from the wealthy residential neighborhoods of Buda to the slums of Pest—as it follows crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon’s investigation into the strange death of a beautiful woman. As Gordon’s search for the truth leads him to shocking revelations about a seedy underground crime syndicate and its corrupt political patrons, Budapest Noir will transport you to a dark time and place, and hold you there spellbound until the final page is turned.

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes
Author: Ted Benyovits,Tibor Benyovits
Publsiher: Azrieli Series of Holocaust Su
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-06-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1988065321

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"Tibor (Ted) Benyovits is eight years old when he first joins the Zionist youth organization Hanoar Hatzioni. As World War II edges closer to his hometown of Budapest, Hungary, and restrictive laws on Jews begin, the youth group is his only outlet. Then, in 1944, Germany occupies Hungary and as his world falls apart and his family separates - his sisters into hiding, his brother and father into forced labour - Tibor's only saving grace is Hanoar Hatzioni. There, the group's resistance activities move underground and Tibor acts as a courier, delivering false identity papers to Jews in hiding in Budapest. Tibor witnesses the Arrow Cross fascist regime and the Budapest ghetto, all while living on the outside, helping as many people as he can. He copies protective papers, called Schutz-passe, and tells of the daring exploits of his group and their efforts to save Jews from the Nazis and the collaborationist Hungarian regime. After the war, Ted dreams of going to Israel, finally arriving there in 1949. He writes about his hopes and dreams, and his life in the army and with friends. Ted meets his wife, Miriam, and they immigrate to Toronto in 1962, where they still live."--