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A forgotten hero : Folke Bernadotte, the Swedish humanitarian who rescued 30,000 people from the Nazis / Shelley Emling

Publication | Library Call Number: DL870.B47 E45 2019

"In one of the most amazing rescues of WWII, the Swedish head of the Red Cross rescued more than 30,000 people from concentration camps in the last three months of the war. Folke Bernadotte did so by negotiating with the enemy--shaking hands with Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Gestapo. Time was of the essence, as Hitler had ordered the destruction of all camps and everyone in them. A Forgotten Hero chronicles Folke's life and extraordinary journey, from his family history and early years to saving thousands of lives during WWII and his untimely assassination in 1948. A straightforward and compelling narrative, A Forgotten Hero sheds light on this important and heroic historical figure."-- Provided by publisher.

Book cover
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Emling, Shelley, author.
Published
Toronto : ECW Press, 2019
Locale
Sweden
Germany
Language
English
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Record last modified: 2019-05-22 15:41:00
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