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Oral history interview with Per Anger

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.1 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0001

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    Oral history interview with Per Anger


    Interview Summary
    Per Anger, a Swedish diplomat, describes being assigned to the Swedish Legation in Budapest, Hungary as Secretary for Trade in late 1942; the growing antisemitism in Hungary during that time; the Legation’s response to Jewish pleas for help when Germany invaded Hungary in March 1944 as well as Raoul Wallenberg’s additional efforts upon his arrival in July 1944, a position resulting from negotiations between the American War Refugee Board, World Jewish Congress, and American Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden; the many ways in which Sweden was involved in helping Jews in Hungary and why they were involved; his last meeting with Wallenberg just before his disappearance on January 17, 1945; the terrors of the Russian occupation; returning home with the other diplomats in April 1945; his attempts to enlist Sweden’s help in finding Wallenberg and the accounts of eye-witnesses who had had contact with Wallenberg in Soviet prisons; his suspicion that the Soviets suspected Wallenberg of being a spy because of his contacts with Iver Olsen of the War Refugee Board; and authoring the book “With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest” (published in 1981).
    Per Anger
    Martha Benoff
    interview:  1986 October 21
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

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    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview with Per Anger in Philadelphia, Pa., on 21 October 1986. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College on 26 September 1997.
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