Reign of Terror: The Budapest Memoir of Valdemar Langlet

Author(s): Valdemar Langlet


This remarkable memoir tells the story of one of WWII's forgotten heroes. Valdemar Langlet was responsible for saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi death camps - blazing the trail for the now legendary Raoul Wallenberg and others who worked alongside him. In the early years of the war Hungary appeared to be the only oasis for Jews fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. But, in March 1944 German forces invaded and so began their so-called 'Reign of Terror'. Jews were herded into ghettos, robbed of their property and forced to wear the notorious yellow star. Then came the horrifying round-ups, mass deportations and the death marches.Langlet, a Swedish Red Cross delegate working in Budapest, witnessed first hand the cruel persecution of the Jews and was appalled. Under the protection of the Red Cross, he set up a special unit that issued documentation allowing Jews a safe route out of the country, and set up safe houses throughout the city. Thousands of Hungarian Jews were saved from almost certain death as result. These memoirs, published in English for the first time, provide a fascinating eyewitness account of these harrowing events, and are a long-overdue tribute to Langlet and his brave colleagues.


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VALDEMAR LANGLET was a Swedish publisher, university lecturer and Red Cross delegate based in Hungary during WWII. In 1965, he and his wife wife NINA LANGLET were recognized by Israel's Holocaust Museum as 'Righteous Among the Nations' for their humanitarian work during the war.

General Fields

  • : 9781848326590
  • : Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • : Frontline Books
  • : November 2012
  • : 240mm X 159mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Valdemar Langlet
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : 940.531835
  • : 940.531835
  • : 208
  • : 208