‘Long after the sound and fury of the twentieth century have been relegated to the garbage heaps of history, the ideals and the memory of Raoul Wallenberg will live on. He will live on to teach future generations what I think is the single most important lesson of human history – that in order to survive, in order to create more livable conditions in this world, we must accept the responsibility of becoming our brother’s and our sister’s keepers. This is the meaning of Wallenberg’s legacy and this is the meaning of our struggle for human rights across the globe.’
Tom Lantos, former member of the United States Congress
‘The manner in which he carried out his singular assignment has been described as unparalleled both in courage and in resourcefulness’
Guy Von Dardel (writing to President Harry S. Truman)
‘What attracted me to Raoul Wallenberg was that his whole life was an incredible adventure. The things he did, the choices he made were quite inspiring and, let me say it, we need to have people that inspire us. This man had a positive view of the future and he had the courage to live to the full’
Davide Amante, author
The War Refugee Board officially credits Wallenberg with saving more than 20,000 lives; his former American associates in Stockholm estimate that perhaps 100,000 men, women and children owe their survival to him.
Raoul Wallenberg took action at his own life’s risk and went beyond the goals of his secret assignment. Extensive historical research by the author of the original novel upon which this film is based, shows evidence that a secret Dossier had been ordered to follow each single move of Wallenberg in Budapest. This Dossier changed many hands. But it was only a woman that would eventually see The Wallenberg Dossier and reach out to save him.