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

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Reap the benefits of the Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island with discounts on attractions and free public transport for 72 hours. It is a complex story, full of torturous negotiations with overlapping Nazi agencies, yet it is told with precision and considerable elan by Persson. On this tour, you will get to learn about the intriguing history of Berlin and see all the major attractions from the comfort of a river cruise. Don't worry if you get stuck on a clue – simply ask for a hint and then navigate to the next location without the need for a map, GPS, or a physical guide. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. The first edition of this work was published in Sweden in 2002 as Vi ker till Sverige: De vita bussarna 1945 (We are Going to Sweden: The White Buses in 1945). Cinema Paradiso and all other Cinema Paradiso product and service names are trademarks of Pace-e-Solutions Limited or its affiliates.SUNE PERSSON was a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gteborg, Sweden. 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. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Learn about the history, architecture, and everyday politics before visiting the plenary chamber and dome of the Reichstag.

At a time when the Nazis were hanging on desperately for survival, and while chaos reigned in Germany, Count Folke Bernadotte, along with the Swedish Red Cross and the Danish government, conducted negotiations with Heinrich Himmler. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site, provide personalised content and advertising, analyse our traffic, and ensure you see more of what you love. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).

Sune Persson´s book is simply put one of the most important ones for any student of the Nordic states during WWII.

This led to an unusual mission, where the leader of this expedition (Count Folke Bernadotte) had to negotiate with the SS, Gestapo and Heinrich Himmler, if this had not happened the Allies may well have found more bodies when they liberated the camps. Experience the city's amazing street art, city markets, café districts, artist quarters, multi-cultural neighborhoods, and much more.This soft backed book is written by Sune Persson (with a forward by Brian Urquhart), contains 274 pages with a black and white photographic section in the middle. AUTHOR Sune Persson is the Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor (retired) at the Department of Political Science, University of Gotenborg, Sweden. The 'White Buses', the rescue operation organised by Swedish diplomat Count Folke Benadotte which saved 17,000 prisoners from Nazi concentration camps in the last days of the Second World War. The Swedish Red Cross expedition to the German concentration camps from March to April 1945 was the largest rescue effort inside Germany during WWII.

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