Danielle's Reviews > The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II

The Envoy by Alex Kershaw
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Mar 15, 2012

it was amazing

My mom suggested I find a good book about Raoul Wallenberg. I was so inspired after reading this. It is wonderful to know that there are ordinary people who can be so unselfish and courageous in the face of danger to themselves. Wallenberg was the means for saving 100,000 Jews in Hungary in the last days of WWII. I had never heard of some of the atrocities that happened there, or of the Arrow Cross (Hungary's Nazi-like party, only worse and more thuggish). Wallenberg's valiant efforts to make a difference were so touching that the Soviets (who "liberated" Hungary) couldn't even comprehend his motivations, arrested him sure that he was a spy (!), and then he was never heard of again.
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