Anger, Per Johan Valentin

Anger, Per Johan Valentin
▪ 2003

      Swedish diplomat (b. Dec. 7, 1913, Göteborg, Swed.—d. Aug. 25, 2002, Stockholm, Swed.), helped save thousands of Hungarian Jews from being transported to Nazi death camps during World War II. Anger, a member of the Swedish legation in Budapest when the Germans occupied Hungary in 1944, set up safe houses around Budapest and issued temporary passports and identity cards that identified Jews as Swedes. He often worked with Raoul Wallenberg, and after Wallenberg was arrested by Soviet troops, Anger dedicated himself to publicizing his friend's good works and attempting to find him. After the war Anger served as Sweden's ambassador to Australia and Canada. In 1982 he was recognized by Israel and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, for having risked his life to save Jews, and in 2000 he received honorary Israeli citizenship.

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