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    Raoul Wallenberg

    Jew Score:
    10

    I2

    O3

    K5
    August 4, 1912 – July 17, 1947(?)

    To achieve the perfect Jew Score, one must be, in one word, awesome. Oh, and Jewish. It's a Jew Score, after all. So, two words: awesome and Jewish.

    So sadly, we cannot award Raoul Wallenberg the 15. But we'll try to get close.

    For Wallenberg is beyond awesome: during World War II, the Swedish diplomat saved thousands upon thousands of Hungarian Jews by issuing them Swedish passports.

    (Just don't tell the Soviets that Wallenberg was awesome. After the war, they detained him, and he died in captivity. What a fucked up country the Soviet Union was.)

    But alas, Wallenberg was not Jewish. Oh, do we ever kvell for him, so here goes a K Score of 5, but, sadly, the O and the I have to be pretty low.

    Except... his name does end with "berg", doesn't it? Sure, that's not exclusively Jewish, Swedes have that as well, but sounds kinda Jewish, right? Perhaps enough to earn an extra O point?

    And what's this? His great-great-grandfather was Jewish? Well, that's worth an I point right there!

    So, once we add it all up, we have a 10. Not a perfect 15, mind you, but as high as we'll ever go for someone with just a smidgen of Jewishness.

    Hard to deny someone so awesome, after all.

    Verdict: Barely a Jew.

    February 9, 2011

    See Also Score Profiled
    Anne Frank 15 July 30, 2007
    Janusz Korczak 15 July 7, 2008
    Daniel Pearl 15 February 1, 2012
    Elie Wiesel 14 June 15, 2012
    Nicholas Winton 10 April 23, 2014
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