Raoul Wallenberg

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any evidence on the fate of Raoul Wallenberg has been supplied to the Government by (a) the government of Sweden and (b) the government of Israel; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Minister of State (Europe)

According to the Government's records, the only document supplied by the Swedish government related to the fate of Swedish citizen Raoul Wallenberg is the report by the Bilateral Swedish-Russian Commission published in 2000. The document is available on the internet at the following address:


Our records indicate that there is a public record file FO188/727, entitled 'Political relations between Sweden and the Soviet Union: Raoul Wallenberg, 1957', which is also available for inspection through the Public Records Office.

The Government have no record of receiving evidence from the Government of Israel relating to the death of Raoul Wallenberg.

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