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Raoul Wallenberg #261795

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 26, 1979
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(Studio) Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, said World War II hero arrested by USSR before war's end. USSR claims Wallenberg dead.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Wallenberg's role in attempts to save Jews in Budapest detailed. [Wallenberg's half-sister Nina LAGERGREN - explains why he went to Budapest.] [Tom LANTOS, Ann LANTOS, and Joseph LAPID - comment on Wallenberg's attempts to save Jews from extermination camps.] Wallenberg's arrest by USSR troops who captured Budapest from Nazis stated. Andrei Gromyko's statement that Wallenberg died in USSR prison a victim of Stalinist regime cited. Dozens of former Soviet prisoners claim Soviets are lying; Wallenberg imprisoned. Inquiries by President Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance through both Brezhnev and Gromyko noted. [President CARTER - says United States will continue efforts in Wallenberg case.]
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

Rather, Dan;
Sawyer, Diane

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