Did Wallenberg outlive death date? Few died in swine flu.
Did Wallenberg outlive death date?
Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews before disappearing into Soviet captivity, may have been alive after the official 1947 date of his death—but only for a few days, says the chief archivist of Russia’s counterintelligence service. The Wallenberg disappearance has always been a mystery as well as a perpetual embarrassment for Moscow. In a rare hour-long interview with the Associated Press, Lt. Gen. Vasily Khristoforov acknowledged that the Soviet version of Wallenberg's death of a heart attack could have been fabricated and that his captors may have "helped him die." He sought to counter accusations that his agency was hiding the truth, but his account and comments from independent researchers only underscored the possibility that the Wallenberg riddle will never be fully laid to rest. Though Khristoforov didn’t discard the official Soviet version of Wallenberg’s death, what he said represents a crack in the wall of official Russian reticence about the Swede. And though not bringing any new evidence to the table, Khristoforov said his statements were based on his knowledge of materials related to the fate of numerous other victims of repression. Khristoforov denied that the Russian Federal Security Service—the successor to the KGB—is withholding any information on Wallenberg, and said that all documentary evidence on him was likely methodically destroyed in the 1950s to cover up his fate. Still, he said, his department was continuing to search the archives for clues.
Few died in swine flu
562 people succumbed to the swine flu in England, but only 10 in Sweden. That the number of deaths is so low in Sweden has to do with the fact that so many Swedes armed themselves with a vaccination, says Annika Linde, state epidemiologist.