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Oral history interview with Per Anger

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0301

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Per Anger, born on December 7, 1913 in Göteborg, Sweden, describes joining the Foreign Service at the completion of his military service; being posted to the Swedish Embassy in Berlin, Germany in 1940 as a trade representative for one year; arriving in Budapest, Hungary in November 1942 to work for the Swedish Legation; working with Raoul Wallenberg and other neutral nations to shelter the Jews of Budapest from Nazi persecution by issuing false passports and establishing "safe houses"; the seizure of the Swedish Legation by the Hungarian Arrow Cross on Christmas Eve 1944; remaining in hiding with the rest of the Legation staff until Budapest was liberated by the Soviet Army in February 1945; resuming his career in the Swedish diplomatic service after the war; and spending much of his life since the end of the war trying to find out the fate of Raoul Wallenberg, who disappeared shortly after the Soviets invaded Budapest.

Interviewee
Per Anger
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1995 January 19  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:13:02
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