Bernadotte, Count Folke

Bernadotte, Count Folke

(fôl`kə bĕrnädôt`, bûr`nədŏt), 1895–1948, Swedish internationalist; nephew of King Gustavus V. He was active in the Swedish Red Cross and became its president in 1946. Early in 1945 he arranged the evacuation of Danish and Norwegian prisoners from German concentration camps and conveyed a peace offer from Heinrich Himmler to the British and U.S. authorities. Appointed (1948) United Nations mediator in Palestine, he was assassinated by Jewish extremists; Ralph BuncheBunche, Ralph Johnson
, 1904–71, U.S. government official and UN diplomat, b. Detroit, Ph.D., Harvard, 1934. He taught political science at Howard Univ. (1928–40).
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 succeeded him. Bernadotte wrote several autobiographical books.

Bibliography

See biography by R. Hewins (1950); K. Marton, A Death in Jerusalem (1995).

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