US accords Wallenberg citizenship for heroism
Washington — Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat credited with saving 100,000 Jews during World War II, is an honorary United States citizen amid "evidence" the is still alive as a Russian prisoner. President Reagan signed legislation making Mr. Wallenberg only the second foreigner ever granted honorary citizenship. Sir Winston churchill was the first -- given the honor in 1963.
Mr. Reagan disclosed in his signing ceremony that there is "evidence he [ Wallenberg] is still a prisoner" in the Soviet Union. The State Department has been unable to confirm reports that he lives in a Soviet prison camp 35 years after he was seized by the Russians in violation of diplomatic immunity and international law.