Bernadotte, Folke

Birth Name Bernadotte, Folke
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth January 2, 1895 Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sverige  

Occupation     Folke Bernadotte was a Swedish diplomat

Event Note

During World War II, Folke Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg, negotiated the release of 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps.
He negotiated the release 423 Danish Jews from Theresienstadt, released on 14 April 1945.
On April 24, 1945, the Germans, transmitted, from Heinrich Himmler to Count Bernadotte, an offer to surrender to Britain and United States, but not to the Soviet Union, though the offer was ultimately rejected.



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