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Anger, Per Johan Valentin

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Born: 1913 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Diplomat

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1913 - Born on the 7th of December in Goteborg, Sweden.

1939 - Studied law at the University of Stockholm and later at the University of Uppsala.

1940 - The Swedish foreign ministry offered him a trainee position at the Swedish legation in Berlin, which he began in January.

1941 - He returned to Stockholm, where he worked on trade relations between Sweden and Hungary.

1942 - In November, he was sent to Budapest as second secretary at the Swedish legation.

1944 - Became involved in efforts to aid Hungarian Jews.

1945 - After the Soviets invaded in January, both he and Wallenberg were taken into custody.

1980 - Served in numerous diplomatic posts in Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Austria and the United States.

1982 - He was recognized by Yad Vashem as one of the Righteous Among the Nations.

1995 - He was honored with the Hungarian Republic's Order of Merit.

2000 - He was awarded honorary Israeli citizenship.

2001 - The American Swedish Historical Museum presented him the "Spirit of Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Award,".

2002 - In April, Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson awarded Anger the "Illis Quorum Meruere Labores" for his actions during and after the war.

       - Died on the 26th of August in Stockholm of stroke.

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