The Envoy

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  • Copyright: 2011-11-01
  • Publisher: Da Capo Pr
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In July 1944, thirty-two-year-old Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg arrived in Budapest on a mission to rescue the last Jews of Europe. Over the next six months, he repeatedly risked his life to save tens of thousands of Jews, defying mass murderer Adolf Eichmann and crazed Hungarian fascists while enduring one of the bloodiest sieges of World War II. Tragically, when Budapest was finally liberated, the Holocaust's greatest hero had disappeared into the Soviet gulag; to this day, his exact fate is unknown.

Author Biography

Alex Kershaw is the author of the acclaimed bestsellers The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, The Few, and Escape from the Deep, as well as biographies of both Jack London and Robert Capa. He lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Map of Hungary, 1944p. xii
Map of Budapest, 1944p. xiii
The Final Solution
Wannseep. 3
On the Runp. 7
Mauthausenp. 15
The Last Refugep. 21
Darkness at Noon
Escape from Auschwitzp. 37
The Cruelest Summerp. 43
The Swedish Pimpernelp. 51
The Majestic Hotelp. 61
Operation Panzerfaustp. 83
Red Danube
The Arrow Crossp. 99
The Road to Hegyeshalomp. 105
Dinner with Eichmannp. 117
December 1944p. 129
The Infernop. 137
The Cold War
Liberationp. 161
The Fallp. 171
Lost Herop. 177
Brave New Worldsp. 187
Going After the "Master"p. 197
The Wallenberg Mysteryp. 211
The Last Survivorsp. 223
Appendix: Losses of Hungarian Jews During World War IIp. 231
Notesp. 233
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 279
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