FOLKE BERNADOTTE CASE

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Count of Wisborg (in Swedish: Greve af Wisborg; 2 January 1895 – 17 September 1948) was a Swedish diplomat and nobleman noted for his negotiation of the release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps during.

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FOLKE BERNADOTTE CASEFolke Bernadotte,Count of Wisborg(in Swedish:Greve af Wisborg; 2 January 1895 17 September 1948) was a Swedishdiplomatand nobleman noted for his negotiation of the release of about 31,000 prisoners from Germanconcentration campsduringWorld War II, including 450 Danish Jews fromTheresienstadtreleased on 14 April 1945.In 1945, he received a German surrender offer fromHeinrich Himmler, though the offer was ultimately rejected.After the war, Bernadotte was unanimously chosen to be theUnited Nations Security Councilmediator in theArabIsraeli conflictof 19471948. He was assassinated inJerusalemin 1948 by the militantZionistgroupLehiwhile pursuing his official duties. The decision to assassinate him had been taken byNatan Yellin-Mor,Yisrael EldadandYitzhak Shamir, who later becamePrime Minister of Israel.In a letter dated 14 June 1950 from the Minister of foreign affairs of the government of Israel to the Secretary General concerning a claim for damage caused to the UN by the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, in the letter it was said: It is noted that in bringing forward this claim you reserve all the rights of the United Nations with respect to the death of Colonel Andr Srot, United Nations Observer from France, who was killed during the same assault. It is further noted that you are submitting this claim under the authority conferred by resolution 365 (IV) adopted by the Gen

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