his relatives out of any discussions? Some years ago, a woman by the name of Ms Gertrud Larsson (her maiden name) testified that during the 1940s, she worked in adjoining offices with Raoul Wallenberg on Blasieholmen. Aside from the immediate wish to assist friends and business associates, these activities mainly served to protect long-term Wallenberg business investments and to secure Swedens economic interests in the post-war economy. Similar types of companies specializing in wartime compensation trade were formed for the Baltic countries, including Transkandia which dealt mostly with Latvia and which was headed by the lawyer and businessman Wilhelm Moberg, a friend of Marcus Wallenberg. . In his personal notes which are preserved at the Swedish National Archives, Raoul Wallenbergs friend and business partner in Mellaneuropeiska, Kálmán Lauer, recalled that Jacob Wallenberg had been Raouls «idol» and that Raoul served as « his private secretary during the time he worked. The letter shows that. His brother Egon was one of Raoul Wallenbergs godfathers. 3, Stockholm: Stiftelsen för Ekonomisk Historisk Forskning inom Bank och Företagande.) The few papers the Wallenberg archives did make available chronicle the contacts between Raoul Wallenberg and his relatives between 19 They show no written communications between Raoul and the Wallenberg brothers after 1939, for. He also asked for direct access to specific Wallenberg family collections. Mellaneuropeiskas letter head, September 1941; Source: The Hungarian National Archives, Budapest; Archives of the Hungarian Trade Ministry, Foreign Trade Section, Stockholm (K-520) 8 1941. Seventy years later, it is time for both Sweden and Russia to finally reveal everything they know about Raoul Wallenbergs background and his fate. Recently new clues have emerged which may explain how he spent his time until July 1941, when he joined.