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112th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 610

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President and the Secretary of State should continue to press Russian authorities for a full and complete accounting regarding the fate of Raoul Wallenberg.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 29, 2012

Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself and Mr. Turner of New York) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President and the Secretary of State should continue to press Russian authorities for a full and complete accounting regarding the fate of Raoul Wallenberg.

Whereas on July 9, 1944, after the mass deportation of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz-Birkenau had begun, Raoul Wallenberg arrived in Budapest, Hungary, to work at the Swedish legation;

Whereas thousands of Hungarian Jews received Wallenberg’s “passports,” enabling them to escape deportation and death;

Whereas Wallenberg was arrested by Soviet forces in Hungary in 1945 and subsequent Soviet and Russian explanations of Wallenberg’s fate remain incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable;

Whereas the fate of Raoul Wallenberg is one of the unanswered questions of the Holocaust;

Whereas the Kremlin perpetrated a vast deception about Wallenberg’s fate and fundamental questions remain, including why the Soviets arrested Wallenberg, why Wallenberg was kept in detention, how was Wallenberg put to death, who ordered the deed, who executed it and when; and

Whereas 2012 marks the centennial year of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the President and the Secretary of State should continue to press Russian authorities for a full and complete accounting regarding the fate of Raoul Wallenberg.