Who was Raoul Wallenberg? He was a Swedish businessman-turned-diplomat based in Budapest, was responsible for the rescue of thousands- some estimate are as high as high as 100,000-of Hungarian Jews of Budapest. He did this by handing out protective passports and set up homes, hospitals, nurseries, and soup kitchens for the Jews. He is mostly known for the safe houses for the Jews and other life-saving measures.
Raoul Wallenberg opened a Swedish embassy office close to the major Jewish ghetto and hired 400 individuals, most of them Jewish, to operate the facility. Wallenberg handed out hundreds of passports called "Schultz passes," and sheltered many dozens of protective houses, where he orders the Swedish flag flown, thus converting them into embassy annexes and shielding the inhabitants from the nazis. He also created cells of spies who provided intelligence on the operations of the Budapest police and Hungarian fascists.
Raoul Arrives in Budapest on July 9, 1944. He is on a diplomatic assignment from the Swedish legation and the War Refugee Board to aid in the rescue and relief of Jews in Budapest.