19 January 2015 (18:00-20:15)
at The Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EW
Professor Jangfeldt will cover key aspects of Wallenberg's life before his posting in 1944 to Budapest, where he rescued Jews from deportation and almost certain death by issuing them Swedish passports and by sheltering and feeding them in more than thirty safe houses under Swedish diplomatic protection. His talk, 'Raoul Wallenberg's Fate, 1945-47: A Diplomatic Failure', however, will centre on the events following Wallenberg's disappearance in Budapest on January 17, 1945, at the hands of the Soviet occupying forces, and the subsequent failed attempts (or lack thereof) by the Swedish government and the Wallenberg family itself to attain his release.
The event has been arranged by the Cryptos Society of the Reform Club.