The Swedish authorities have officially recognized the death of her diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Second world war, after 71 years after his disappearance in the Soviet Union, reports the Associated Press.
According to the Agency, tax administration of the Kingdom, which registers births and deaths of Swedish citizens, announced that Wallenberg died on July 31, 1952.
Raoul Wallenberg in 1944 he was appointed first Secretary of the Swedish diplomatic mission in Budapest and, using his diplomatic status, was able to rescue during the Holocaust tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews. In 1945, after the capture of the red army to Budapest, he was arrested. It has been forwarded to Moscow, where he was kept in the internal Lubyanka and Lefortovo prisons. In 1957, Soviet authorities admitted that Wallenberg died of a heart attack in prison on 17 July 1947.
The investigation into the death of a diplomat lasted 71 years. During this time there were organized several examinations, one of the latest Russian-Swedish Commission, which began an investigation in 1991, he worked for ten years.