Russia says the Wallenberg case is still open

Russia says the Wallenberg case is still open

Soviets said Holocaust hero died in prison in 1947

MOSCOW (AP) — The chief archivist of Russia’s counterintelligence service says it will continue searching for clues about the mystery of Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg, who vanished while in Soviet captivity.

Lt. Gen. Vasily Khristoforov said Monday that his agency, the Federal Security Service, had no reason to withhold any information about the Swedish diplomat from the public eye.

Wallenberg is credited with saving thousands of Jews in Budapest by distributing Swedish travel documents or moving them to safe houses.

He was arrested in Budapest by the Soviet Red Army in 1945. The Soviets initially denied Wallenberg was in their custody, then said in 1957 that he died of a heart attack in prison in 1947. Russia has never officially retracted the Soviet version, but some officials acknowledged that he likely had been killed.

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