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In this paper I examined the personal attributes brought forth by Raoul Wallenberg His heroic efforts during the time of the Holocaust were truly astonishing The purpose of my paper is to tell the story of his life and his accomplishments Raoul Wallenberg is credited with saving the thousands of lives of Jews who were taken into Hitlers concentration camps during World War II His devotion and honored Swedish heroism earned him his recognition we acknowledge today Intro He was born on August 4 1912 three months after the death of his father Raoul Oscar Wallenberg His mother Maj Wising Wallenberg remarried Fredrick von Darriel in 1918 Wallenbergs grandfather Gustav Wallenberg took care of his education while he was growing up having in his mind that he would carry on the tradition of his family as highly respected bankers diplomats and politicians But Wallenberg had his own interest He loved architecture and in 1930 he graduated with top grades in Russian language and drawing After his service in the army he traveled to the United States in 1931 where he study architecture at Ann Arbor Michigan University He later received a bachelors degree in science in 1935 and returned to Sweden hoping to find a job dealing with architecture But the jobs in Sweden were slim so his grandfather instead sent him to Cape Town in South Africa where he practiced at a Swedish firm selling building material Six months had passed and Wallenbergs grandfather arranged another job for him at a Dutch bank office in Hafia Palestine now Israel In Palestine Wallenberg had first met Jews who escaped Hitlers Germany The sympathy he felt towards the Jews had deeply affected him For he himself was partly Jew he obtained the Jewish blood from his grandmothers grandfather by the name of Benedict When Wallenberg left Haifa in 1936 he went back to his old interest for architecture and trade
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