Selected records of the Swedish Red Cross

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2003.95
  • RG-66.001M
1 Jan 1943 - 31 Dec 1948
Level of Description
  • Swedish
  • German
  • English
  • French
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

9 microfilm reels, 35 mm


Archival History

Sweden. Riksarkivet


Records formerly located at the Svenska röda korset (Swedish Red Cross), today at the Riksarkivet (Swedish National Archives). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's International Archives Project acquired the microfilm from the Swedish National Archives in 2003. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the microfilm in May 2003.

Scope and Content

Contains selected records from the Swedish Red Cross concerning the "White Buses." In 1945 "White Buses" were sent by Sweden to Germany to bring liberated camp prisoners from Sachsenhausen, Dachau, Ravensbrück, and other camps as refugees to Sweden. Collection contains a transport list of 875 prisoners, diaries of transport personnel, reports and correspondence regarding White Buses' operations, lists of French, Danish, and Norwegian liberated prisoners, and the private collection of Major Sven Frykman (Chief of Swedish Red Cross Operation). Some records relate to the food supplies to Hungary and Greece in 1943 and concern Valdemar Langlet, a Red Cross employee.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Sweden. Riksarkivet


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This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.