Australia gives Holocaust hero Wallenberg citizenship

[from BBC new website]

Australia has made a Swedish diplomat who helped save tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust its first honorary citizen. Raoul Wallenberg was a diplomat in Nazi-occupied Hungary, and provided Jews with protective passports and shelter in diplomatic buildings. Many of the people whose lives he saved later went on to live in Australia. The fate of Mr Wallenberg, who was detained by Soviet troops in January 1945, is unclear.

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