A FORGOTTEN HERO: FOLKE BERNADOTTE, THE SWEDISH HUMANITARIAN WHO RESCUED 30,000 PEOPLE FROM THE NAZIS
In one of the most amazing rescues of WWII, the Swedish head of the Red Cross rescued more than 30,000 people from the 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 just ordered the destruction of all camps and everyone in them. This is the extraordinary story of how he did it — and his untimely murder in 1948 by Jewish assassins, months after being appointed the first United Nations mediator in the Middle East.
“It’s a pleasure to revisit the life of Catherine of Siena in Shelley Emling’s fast paced but thorough biography of one of the Catholic Church’s greatest saints. Catherine struggled with feckless clergy, warring popes, conniving cardinals and her own formidable mother, but the fact that the Church survived her era is in large part due to Catherine and her unwavering confidence in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.” — Sarah Gallick, author of The Big Book of Women Saints.