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Wallenberg epub ebook

by Kati Marton

Wallenberg epub ebook

Author: Kati Marton
Category: Ethnic & National
Language: English
Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (April 1, 1982)
Pages: 243 pages
ISBN: 0394523601
ISBN13: 978-0394523606
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 476
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A biography of the extraordinary Swede who rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews-by a combination of diplomacy, bullying.

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Kati Marton (born April 3, 1949) is a Hungarian-American author and journalist. Her career has included reporting for ABC News as a foreign correspondent and National Public Radio, where she started as a production assistant in 1971, as well as print journalism and writing a number of books.

Wallenberg : Missing Hero. Kati Marton, an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent, is the author of "Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History", a "New York Times" bestseller, as well as "Wallenberg, The Polk Conspiracy, A Death in Jerusalem", and a novel, "An American Woman". Mother of a son and a daughter, she lives in New York with her husband, Richard Holbrooke.

Read Wallenberg, by Marton Kati online on Bookmate – A fearless young Swede whose efforts saved countless Hungarian Jews from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann, Raoul Wallenberg was one o.

Read Wallenberg, by Marton Kati online on Bookmate – A fearless young Swede whose efforts saved countless Hungarian Jews from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann, Raoul Wallenberg was one . A fearless young Swede whose efforts saved countless Hungarian Jews from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann, Raoul Wallenberg was one of the true heroes to emerge during the Nazi occupation of Eu-rope. He left a life of privilege and, against staggering odds, brought hope to those who had been abandoned by the rest of the world.

My wife and I were in Budapest some years ago and I read Kati Marton's book while living where Wallenberg had been. We stayed in an old building on the street where roundups had occurred, perhaps even from our apartment. We stood alone at the Wallenberg memorial on the outskirts of the city and felt his presence. How angry we were at the Russians who took this hero from a world which had great need of such men, then and now.

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Kati Marton is a prize-winning journalist and the author of multiple bestselling books rd finalist; "The Great Escape: Nine Jews.

Kati Marton is a prize-winning journalist and the author of multiple bestselling books rd finalist; "The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World"; "Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History"; "Wallenberg; The Polk Conspiracy"; and "A Death in Jerusalem.

Kati Marton is the author of several books, most recently, Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and her memoir, Paris: A Love Story

Kati Marton is the author of several books, most recently, Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and her memoir, Paris: A Love Story. Her other books include The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World and the New York Times bestseller Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History, as well as Wallenberg, The Polk Conspiracy, and A Death in Jerusalem. She is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent.

A biography of the extraordinary Swede who rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews--by a combination of diplomacy, bullying, ingenuity, and outright audacity--and who, having vanished in 1945, is thought by some to survive still in a Soviet gulag
Reviews (4)
Zeks Horde
Great biography by a great writer and Historian. I have read two other works by Kati Marton - both great reads!!!!

Sat
I enjoyed it.

Manemanu
It is regrettable, and a mystery to me how a book that it is so well-written and important can go out of print, but such is apparently the case with Kati Marton's book "Wallenberg". Reading this book is something I will never forget. It is the story of Raoul Wallenberg, a young Swedish diplomat whose heroic and selfless efforts saved thousands (some say as many as 100,000) Hungarian Jews from certain death in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Budapest's Jews were among the last substantial population threatened by the Nazi's, and in July of 1944 Wallenberg was sent there by the Swedish Foreign Ministry in an effort to rescue the remaining 200,000 Jews from planned deportations. He issued thousands of Swedish Embassy-stamped "Schutzpassen" which were provisional or "protective" passports, granting the bearer not only an exemption from wearing the humiliating yellow star, but (more importantly) extending to them the rights of Swedish citizens, with the eventual intention of being "repatriated" to Sweden. With funds supplied from the War Refugee Board, Wallenberg also secured property which he then converted into "safe houses" for those rescued from deportations. Can you imagine? At times, Wallenberg put himself on the line and pressured SS officials into turning over to his custody "prisoners" who were already on board deportation trains! He then organized a network of hundreds of Jewish agents who managed the distribution of food and medicine to Jews in his shelters.
The tragic twist to this story is that after Budapest's liberation, Wallenberg himself was arrested by the Soviets on espionage charges and imprisoned, presumably until the rest of his life, for his fate remains shrouded in mystery. All attempts by his family and government to obtain his release were frustrated. To placate the mass of inquiries, Lubyanka Prison officials gave a date of Wallenberg's alleged death as being July 17, 1947. The end of Marton's book goes into many reasons why such an ending to Wallenberg's life seems suspicious. She explains how that Wallenberg was "quite possibly the Soviet's most important prisoner. His name and his legend were too powerful to release." A free Wallenberg would be a "living indictment" and would have presented a dangerous competition to the Communist party's most jealously guarded possessions: legitimacy and power.
The author says in chapter 10: "Wallenberg was imbued with a conviction that anything was within reach, any goal could be met if one just applied oneself, and all of one's God-given gifts to its fulfillment." Here where I live in the capital city of Canada there is a Raoul Wallenberg Park... and whenever I drive by it I am powerfully reminded of the importance of remembering this hero of humanity, who, in the name of the civilized world sacrificed his own freedom in a fight to hold the uncivilized portion of that world accountable to the last.

Nto
This Ballantine paperback printing is full of printer's errors, an insult to the author's fine work and vitally important topic.

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