Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World War II Heroes) for Thursday, June 8, 2017:
Credited with saving thousands of lives before his disappearance, in 2016 he was officially declared dead by Sweden
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Sarah Waldsmith, a claims adjudicator from Westerville, Ohio
||Scott Bergeron, a business development manager from Norwalk, Connecticut
||Bala Kumar, a lawyer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $33,000)
Who is Raoul Wallenberg?
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Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in Hungary during World War II, was well known for issuing protective passports to Jews in Hungary, identifying them as Swedish subjects awaiting repatriation, and also housing many of them in Budapest buildings declared by the Swedish legation in Budapest to be Swedish territory, thus preventing the deportation of many Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz. Wallenberg was arrested by the Soviets in 1945 on allegations of espionage and disappeared. While he was said to have died in Russian custody in 1947, he was not formally declared dead by the Swedish Tax Agency until October 2016.
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