MOSCOW, July 27 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – Marie Dupuy, niece of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who went missing in the late 1940s, had filed a lawsuit against Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) with a Moscow court seeking to obtain information about the fate of her uncle, lawyer Ivan Pavlov representing the claimant told RAPSI on Thursday.
Pavlov reminded that Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis during World War II, went missing in 1947 after being arrested by the Soviet counterespionage service. Since then, the lawyer said, Russian authorities have been repeatedly declining to provide Wallenberg’s relatives documents, which could clarify his fate.
The decision to sue FSB was taken after the family received no reply to their request they sent to the agency this March, asking for access to original uncensored documents.
Wallenberg, in 1944 taking a post with the Swedish Embassy in Budapest, used his status to provide passports for Jews trying to flee the Nazis. When the capital of Hungary was liberated by the Red Army, Wallenberg was allegedly arrested by a Soviet security service and, as it is believed basing on available evidence, died in 1947 when detained in Moscow.