President William J. Clinton Endorses Morris Wolff's Book

President William J. Clinton has endorsed Morris Wolff's book "Whatever Happened to Raoul Wallenberg" which tells the story of Wallenberg, who saved the lives of many Jews during WWII and Morris Wolff's efforts to free him from Soviet imprisonment.
May 29, 2012 - PRLog -- May 29, 2012, The Educational Publisher-Columbus, Ohio

Morris Wolff had initially met William and Hillary Clinton at the funeral of mutual friend Marc Richman on January 17, 1992. They had been seated together and upon meeting Dr. Wolff, President Clinton said “I always wanted to meet the lawyer who started that case,” referring to the case that Dr. Wolff had brought against the Soviet Union in the Supreme Court. The case that he had won with the verdict against the Soviet Union and the instruction by Judge Barrington D. Parker that the Soviets release Raoul Wallenberg and pay the judgment of thirty nine million dollars. The soviets never paid the judgment nor released Wallenberg.

Although the years have passed, President Clinton still recalls that meeting and the efforts that Morris Wolff has made to have Raoul Wallenberg released. Upon reading Dr. Wolff's account of his long journey, he wrote the following glowing endorsement for the book:

"Morris Wolff gives a unique account of Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of lives and became one of the true heroes of the 20th century. For nearly thirty years, Wolff has been unflagging in his efforts to uncover Wallenberg's fate, and this fascinating and personal book will inspire readers with a story that has captured its author's heart for decades. "

William J. Clinton
President of the United States

About the author
In 1993 Morris Wolff received the United Nations Peace Award for Humanitarian Service at Carnegie Hall. In 1983, along with Rosa Parks, he was awarded the National Council of Christian and Jews annual award for humanitarian service for his work with Attorney General Robert Kennedy in helping to write the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Morris practiced international law and trial law in Philadelphia from 1970 to 1993 as a partner with the Honorable Harold E. Stassen, former Governor of Minnesota and one of the five original signers of the United Nations Charter. During that period Morris was also a Professor of International Law and Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and served for two years as the Chief Assistant District Attorney of the City of Philadelphia. In March of 1983 Morris was asked by Guy von Dardel of Stockholm, Sweden, half-brother of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, to sue the Soviet Union to force them to release his brother Raoul.

About the book
It is widely known that the Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, worked in Budapest, Hungary, during WWII to save the lives of over 100,000 Jews from Nazi extermination. But what happened after the hero disappeared in 1946? This never-before told story reveals Wallenberg's detention by the Russians and relates the legal and diplomatic efforts of the author, Morris Wolff, and others to gain (or impede) his release from the Soviet Union. Playing a role in the saga are such participants as Chief Justice John Roberts, President Richard Nixon, President Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger and Leonid Brezhnev. Attorney Wolff's efforts to gain justice for the kidnapped Swedish hero, which began in 1983, continue to this day.

"Whatever Happened to Raoul Wallenberg" is an important chronicle of Raoul Wallenberg's heroic life, his subsequent persecution, and Morris Wolff's life-long passion to seek freedom for his hero. It is also the story of the corruption and greed of both nations and individuals.

For more information about the story behind "Whatever Happened to Raoul Wallenberg," visit the website at

Copies of the book in print or Kindle edition can be purchased through at

The eBook is also available through Apple's iBookstore (iPad, iPod, iPhone) and Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Nook)
Tags:Wallenberg, Holocaust, Jews, Budapest, Soviets
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