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 concentration camps in the last three months of the war. Folke Bernadotte did so by negotiating with the enemy. Time was of the essence, as Hitler had ordered the destruction of all camps and everyone in them.
A Forgotten Hero chronicles Folke’s life and extraordinary journey, from his early years to his rescue of thousands of lives during WWII to his untimely murder by Jewish assassins in 1948. A riveting narrative, A Forgotten Hero sheds light on this most heroic historical figure.
RELEASE DATE: MAY 21, 2019
“Shelley Emling . . . brings Bernadotte to life . . . She does a superb job in rectifying the cloud of obscurity that has settled over him . . . The energy, cunning, and forcefulness that Bernadotte deployed is excellently portrayed in the book.” ― New York Journal of Books
"The rivalry and jockeying for position with the Führer to the bitter end is well depicted and astonishing. An essential 'read' for those interested in the Nazis, the Third Reich and the end of the second World War. Well done!" — Folke Bernadotte's son, Bertil Bernadotte
"Folke Bernadotte was a remarkable man. His deeds ... can inspire us all. This important book makes a significant and captivating contribution to writings about the dramatic 1940s." — Sven-Eric Soder, director-general of the Folke Bernadotte Academy