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The Swedish expedition that rescued thousands from Nazi concentration camps

The White Buses collect prisoners from a concentration camp in Germany. Photo: Pressens Bild/TT

Published: 18.Apr.2019 07:00 hrs

In spring 1945, as the Second World War was nearing its end, Sweden carried out the biggest humanitarian relief expedition ever to take place within Nazi Germany.

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Between March 8th and May 1st, 1945, during what became known as the White Buses expedition of the Swedish Red Cross, as many as 21,000 prisoners were liberated from active Nazi concentration camps and transported to Sweden for medical treatment and recuperation.

Excerpts from a collection of survivor testimonies preserved in the archives of Lund University help tell the story of this part of Swedish and European history.

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