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A Quiet Courage: Per Anger, Wallenberg's Co-Liberator of Hungarian Jews

Skoglund, Elizabeth R.

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ISBN 10: 0801011256 / ISBN 13: 9780801011252
Published by Baker Book House, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: A Quiet Courage: Per Anger, Wallenberg's ...

Publisher: Baker Book House

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Photographs

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHORS

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1944. The Russians are advancing on Budapest. The Nazis, in a last desperate attempt to destroy Hungarian Jewry, have sent Adolf Eichmann to round up as many Jews as possible for the gas chambers of Auschwitz. This is the backdrop for Raul Wallenberg's story.

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Skoglung (Amma: The Words of Amy Carmichael, Baker Bk. House, 1994) illuminates the life of Per Anger, the Swedish ambassador to Hungary and secret partner of Raoul Wallenberg in the liberation of Jews during the Holocaust. Skoglung traces Anger's life from his birth in Sweden in 1913 to his study of law to his career as a Swedish diplomat. During Anger's time as a diplomat in Budapest, Wallenberg was also designated a Swedish diplomat there. Together they helped many Jews by issuing illegal provisional passports and by using Swedish safe houses. Wallenberg even convinced a Nazi general to rescind the order to destroy a Jewish ghetto. After the war, Anger continued his diplomatic career. Skoglung has succeeded in writing an easy-to-follow biography of a Holocaust hero. Recommended for larger libraries.?Mary F. Salony, West Virginia Northern Community Coll. Lib., Wheeling
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