Hailed as “a master storyteller” (Booklist), Alex Kershaw
routinely climbs bestseller lists with his narrative histories. The Envoy is
yet another compelling story.
In the waning months of World War II, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann sent
over half a million Hungarians to their deaths at Auschwitz. But one Jewish
ghetto remained, and only one man——a Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg—could
In July 1944, thirty-two-year-old Wallenberg arrived in
Budapest on a mission to rescue the last Jews of Europe. Over the next six
months, he would repeatedly risk his life to save tens of thousands of Jews,
defying mass murderer Eichmann and crazed Hungarian fascists while enduring one
of the bloodiest sieges of World War II. Tragically, when Budapest was finally
liberated, the Holocaust’s greatest hero had disappeared into the Soviet gulag;
to this day, his exact fate is unknown.
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