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A Hero Is Remembered


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Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who worked in Budapest during the Second World War.

He helped to save lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews who would have been sent to the concentration camps by the Nazis.

Wallenberg provided Hungarian Jews with Swedish passports.

A ceremony was held in Budapest in his memory on Monday, which would have been his 96th birthday.

It is not known what happened to Wallenberg. He was placed on a train leaving from Budapest on January 17, 1945 and he was never heard from again.


diplomat: a person, such as an ambassador, who represents a government.
concentration camp: a place where prisoners of war are kept under harsh, terrible conditions.