Sweden officially declares WWII hero Raoul Wallenberg is dead

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    A true hero in my book! Why did it take a trustee's application to remind authorities to officially declare him dead? Was this wonderful, courageous altruist forgotten for 64 years?
     
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    Not really. Its one of those legalese paperwork things. Last "documentation" of his being alive + 5 year waiting period = official DOD of 1952. A formal legal "certification" of his death was needed by the trust.
     
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    Exactly.

    Nobody in Sweden had forgotten what had happened to Raoul Wallenberg, and it has been understood for decades that he had died.

    However, the necessity to issue a formal death cert is probably a legal requirement before certain other matters to do with the trust can be proceeded with, or attended to.
     
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    Is it? Genuinely?

    I ask, because I remember that I didn't much care for the movie "Schindler's List" at all, - much though I admire what Oskar Schindler himself attempted to do and what he actually achieved.
     
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    I liked the movie, thought Spielberg did a good job on it.
     
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    Fair enough.

    However, I think I more closely align with our mutual friend @Shrink on the topic of Mr Spielberg; in general, I have come to realise that - with the possible exception of E.T. which I did like, it is charming - but, then, I do like space stuff - I don't actually much like his movies.
     
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    The Color Purple was well directed I think.
     
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    I wonder when the US Government will officially declare Elvis dead….
     

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