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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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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Certain items can take longer to source than the estimated week, particularly during busy trading periods and may take longer to arrive at our warehouse. AUTHOR Sune Persson is the Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor (retired) at the Department of Political Science, University of Gotenborg, Sweden. By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy. A tiny community survives despite Chinese oppression and the fact China does not recognise those 2500 Jews as one of China's minority groups.

Learn about interesting personalities and discover fascinating traces of the city's Prussian heritage. According to conservative figures in May 1945, at least 17,000 prisoners were transported to Sweden by these white buses. They successfully engineered the release and transport of prisoners from concentration camps to a neutral country Sweden. 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.SUNE PERSSON was a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gteborg, Sweden.

Lots of fake blood a la Sam Pekinpah and I suspect Tarantino's awful films like the Inglorius Basterds one (I hate his films) were an influence. As the war was coming to an end, the final few weeks were very chaotic in Europe and as a result of this it is impossible to put a number on how many prisoners were liberated, a conservative estimate is that 17,000 were saved and transported to Sweden.Painted entirely white, these vehicles carried the Red Cross emblem and Swedish or Danish flags so that they would not be mistaken for military targets. Learn about the history, architecture, and everyday politics before visiting the plenary chamber and dome of the Reichstag. Undoubtedly, the White Buses saved thousands from a miserable existence or, worse still, death in the camps.

The various expeditions to the German concentration camps were long and highly dangerous, with every move watched by the SS and the Gestapo. Sponsored by the Swedish Government and led by key Count Bernadotte of Wisborg, the mission became known for its distinctive buses. The story of the White Buses is one of the most extraordinary humanitarian efforts of the Second World War. 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. 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.Anyway this is a very odd film - full-on Kung-Fu bruce Lee style at times - Chinese versus the Nazi stormtroopers! It is a complex story, full of torturous negotiations with overlapping Nazi agencies, yet it is told with precision and considerable elan by Persson. The film score was unnecessarily excessive, and also the film didn’t really seem to be realistic- never heard of two wealthy Jews gunning down the Nazis coming to take them away, as well as one of the diplomats Kung fu-ing the brown shirts. It also details Bernadotte's harrowing expedition to Ravensbruck concentration camp and his extraordinary negotiations with Heinrich Himmler the Reichsfuhrer-SS who was in charge of the German concentration camps.

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