Only 2 letters – R W
RW –stands for Raoul Wallenberg … the Swedish business man that rescue between tens of thousands and one hundred thousand Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaustfrom Hungarian Fascists and the Nazis during the later stages of World War II. While serving as Sweden’s special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944.
The letters R and W is on the bronze briefcase at the Raul Wallenberg Monument, First Avenue and 47th street, NYC. The briefcase that was left in a hurry.
The monument consists of five columns, one of which is 7 meters high (23 feet) and has a pottery sphere on top. The sides have engraved writings that telling aspects of Wallenberg’s life and mission, as well as an extract of the joint resolution of the American Congress by which Wallenberg was declared Honorary Citizen of the United States of America in 1981.
No one really seem to know what really happened when Wallenberg was captured by the Russians in 1945. It is said that he surrendered himself to them in exchange for more Jewish lifes.
It is also very unclear about his death, some information says that Wallenberg died in a Russian prison in 1957 and others say that he was executed in the Lubyanka prison 10 years earlier, back in 1947.
“Never postpone until tomorrow
what you can postpone until the day after.”
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