Count Folke Bernadotte
Count Folke Bernadotte was an unlikely hero of WWII. Today we will learn more about his contribution in saving the lives of many during the War.
The midday ferry from Copenhagen drew up alongside the quay at the Swedish port of Malmö on 28 April 1945. Moments later, women – many in striped garb – began to move down the gangplank “all in thin rags, shoes made of paper and wood and odds and ends”, wrote a reporter. More women followed, carried off the boat on stretchers: French, Polish, Norwegian, Dutch and many other nationalities. Learn more.