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The Fall of Budapest

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The Fall of Budapest

February 13, 1945

“The Budapest victory, single greatest disaster of German arms since Stalingrad two years ago, was announced by Premier Stalin.”

– Quoted in The Times-Picayune on February 14, 1945

Our survivor Isaac Niederman, with the help of the Swedish “diplomat” Raoul Wallenberg, survived the last harrowing months of the fighting in one of his “safe houses,” protected by the Swedish flag. Meanwhile, the Hungarian Nazis (Arrow Cross) roamed the city slaughtering Jews.