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His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg
by Louise Borden


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An amazing and inspirational World War II story about how one man saved the lives of many.

Raoul Wallenberg's name may not be a universally familiar one, but the impact he had is immeasurable. Wallenberg was a Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust.  Read more...


 
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Overview

An amazing and inspirational World War II story about how one man saved the lives of many.

Raoul Wallenberg's name may not be a universally familiar one, but the impact he had is immeasurable. Wallenberg was a Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. He did this by issuing protective passports and housing Jews in buildings established as Swedish territory, saving tens of thousands of lives. Louise Borden researched Wallenberg's life for many years, visiting with his family and the site of his childhood home, and learned his story from beginning to end. Wallenberg himself has not been heard from since 1945. It is suspected he died while in Russian custody, though this has never been proven. Raoul Wallenberg . . . it's a name you may not have known, but you'll never forget his story.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780618507559
  • ISBN-10: 0618507558
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Page Count: 144
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-15
  • Dimensions: 10 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 pounds


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Books > > Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Books > > History - Europe
Books > > History - Military & Wars

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-12-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

Borden (The Journey That Saved Curious George) gives readers a powerful directive at the outset of her biography-in-verse of humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg: “Look closely/ at this faded school picture from Sweden./ Find the student whose number is 19... Now you,/ and others,/ can become the storytellers/ of this boy’s remarkable life.” The subsequent myriad details about Wallenberg’s privileged upbringing in his native Sweden and abroad might not be as compelling, but the book’s urgency and momentum pick up as WWII gets underway. The reason for Wallenberg’s remarkableness becomes clear halfway through the book: his plan to save thousands of Hungarian Jews trapped in Budapest using Swedish protection documents and safe houses was both daring and effective. Complemented by photographs, maps, and other documents, the narrative is neither rhythmic nor rhyming; though the layout divides lengthy passages into less daunting chunks, it’s unclear that Wallenberg’s story, while fascinating, benefits in any significant way from being told in verse. Wallenberg’s mysterious fate in the hands of Russian captors adds another dimension to a life full of ingenuity, compassion, and bravery. Ages 12–up. (Jan.)

 
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