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Valdemar-Langlet

Cultural attaché at the Swedish Legation in Budapest and his wife Nina (1896-1988) were named Righteous Among the Nations on February 16, 1965 for their extensive efforts to save Hungarian Jews. Nina Langlet is credited with the idea of a Swedish rescue mission, and Valdemar was appointed the Swedish Red Cross delegate in Budapest. Valdemar handled the negotiations and funding while Nina was largely responsible for the humanitarian actions, which included documenting those who had been deported, supplying letters of protection, and establishing dozens of safe houses, including many for orphans and the elderly. They were arrested in December 1944 and brutally interrogated, but finally released due to pressure from Swedish Minister Carl Danielsson.