Escape from the Third Reich: The Harrowing True Story of the Largest Rescue Effort Inside Nazi Germany

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The Swedish Red Cross expedition to the German concentration camps from March to April 1945 was the largest rescue effort inside Germany during WWII. Led by Count Bernadotte of Wisborg, the mission became known for its distinctive buses: Each bus was purposefully painted entirely white except for the Red Cross emblem on the side so that they would not be mistaken for military targets. According to conservative figures in May 1945, at least 17,000 prisoners were transported to ...
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Overview


The Swedish Red Cross expedition to the German concentration camps from March to April 1945 was the largest rescue effort inside Germany during WWII. Led by Count Bernadotte of Wisborg, the mission became known for its distinctive buses: Each bus was purposefully painted entirely white except for the Red Cross emblem on the side so that they would not be mistaken for military targets. According to conservative figures in May 1945, at least 17,000 prisoners were transported to Sweden by these white buses.

In this first book to detail this remarkable and hazardous operation, and with never-before-published photographs of the bus journeys, the details of Bernadotte’s harrowing expedition to Ravensbruck concentration camp and his secret negotiations with Heinrich Himmler are revealed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602399686
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Sune Persson is the senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations viii

List of illustrations ix

Introduction xi

1 The Rescue 1

2 The Realm of Death: Hitler's Germany 10

3 The Jews and the Holocaust 18

4 Norway Under German Occupation 32

5 The Danish People Under German Occupation 44

6 Sweden's Balance Between Neutrality and Activism 53

7 Folke Bernadotte and the Swedish Relief Expedition 67

8 The White Buses: Neuengamme 89

9 The White Buses: Night and Fog 129

10 The White Buses: Theresienstadt 138

11 The White Buses: Ravensbrück 182

12 Operation Rescue Norway! 222

13 Final Days 243

Endnotes 257

Index 269

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