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Count Bernadotte

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year: 
1948
BTD page #: 
343
BTD photo #: 
424
caption: 
On 13 May 1948 Count Folke Bernadotte, member of the Swedish royal family and International Red Cross representative in Europe during the later stages of World War II, was appointed by the United Nations as a mediator to seek a settlement of the Palestine conflict. On 17 September 1948 he was murdered in the Zionist controlled section of Jerusalem. His assassins belonged to a "dissident" group that had allegedly broken away from the Stem Gang (see 293).