Friday, April 27, 2018
Fact Friday: His Name was Raoul Wallenberg: courage rescue and mystery during World War II by Louise Borden
His Name was Raoul Wallenberg: courage rescue and mystery during World War II by Louise Borden. 136 p. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January, 2012. 9780618507559. (Own)
Raoul Wallenberg was born to wealthy Swedish parents in 1912. He was bright, kind, inquisitive and had a knack for languages. He spoke five fluently. He led a life of privilege and decided to use his talents and influence to provide safe passage for thousands of Hungarian Jews. His disappearance at the end of the war remains an unsolved mystery. He was last seen in the custody of the Russian Army. This verse biography is compelling reading. It's profusely illustrated with photographs and maps, and the author's scholarship is evident in the lengthy backmatter.