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Canada grants Malala Yousafzai honorary citizenship

OTTAWA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai will become the second woman and first teen to be an honorary Canadian, the government said Wednesday.

Obama says he retains right to hit Syria but prefers congressional OK

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said he could authorize strikes against Syria if Congress doesn't authorize them, but wants lawmakers' approval to strengthen the response.

Obama schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 4

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, and participates in other events, the White House said.

Sweden marks first Raoul Wallenberg Day to honor man who saved Jews

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Sweden celebrated its first official Raoul Wallenberg Day Tuesday to honor the diplomat who rescued thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, officials said.

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World War II hero named honorary citizen in Australia for saving Jews

MELBOURNE, May 6 (UPI) -- Australia officials Monday recognized a Swedish diplomat who saved 100,000 Jews from the Holocaust in Hungary as Australia's first honorary citizen.

Sweden to honor Wallenberg

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Sweden introduced an official memorial day, Aug. 27, to honor diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, whose actions in World War II saved 100,000 people from the Holocaust.

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Book prompts questions in Wallenberg case

STOCK, Sweden, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers say Russia intentionally withheld information about a Swedish diplomat credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

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Today is Friday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2006 with 149 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2005 with 148 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2004 with 148 to follow.
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Holocaust hero inspired new musical

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- The story of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat credited with saving nearly 100,000 Jews from concentration camps, has inspired a new musical.
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Raoul Wallenberg (August 4, 1912 – July 17, 1947?) was a Swedish businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. He is widely celebrated for his successful efforts to rescue thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary from the Holocaust, during the later stages of World War II. While serving as Sweden's special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory, saving tens of thousands of lives.

On January 17, 1945, during the Siege of Budapest by the Red Army, Wallenberg was detained by Soviet authorities on suspicion of espionage and subsequently disappeared. He was later reported to have died on July 7, 1947 in Lubyanka prison in Moscow. The motives behind Wallenberg's arrest and imprisonment by the Soviets, along with questions surrounding the circumstances of his death and his possible ties to US intelligence, remain mysterious and are the subject of continued speculation.

Due to his courageous actions on behalf of the Hungarian Jews, Raoul Wallenberg has been the subject of numerous humanitarian honors in the decades following his presumed death. In 1981, Congressman Tom Lantos, among those saved by Wallenberg, sponsored a bill making Wallenberg an Honorary Citizen of the United States. He is also an honorary citizen of Canada, Hungary, and Israel. Israel has also designated Wallenberg one of the Righteous among the Nations. Monuments have been dedicated to him, and streets have been named after him throughout the world. A Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States was created in 1981 to "perpetuate the humanitarian ideals and the nonviolent courage of Raoul Wallenberg". It gives the Raoul Wallenberg Award annually to recognize persons who carry out those goals. A postage stamp was issued by the U.S. in his honor in 1997.

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