Magnus Gertten has managed to make a film full of warmth and human presence, even a beautiful film, if one may say so, given the subject matter.

Robert Dahlström, Ystads Allehanda

Harbour of Hope

Background information

Here is background information relating to the Red Cross’ White Busses Mission and other topics covered in Harbour of Hope.

Here you can download a PDF-file providing an overview of the historical events around Harbour of Hope: HarbourOfHopeHistoricalBackground

The  Red Cross mission bringing thousands of survivors to Malmö is often referred to as “The White Busses”. Read about the White Busse on Wikipedia:

Here is a Wikipedia article on Folke Bernadotte, vice-president of the Swedish Red Cross during WWII and leading figure in the White Busses mission:

Swedish Red Cross has made a report on the White Busses. Here is the link taking you to the report in Swedish:

Here you can download the Red Cross report on The White Busses in English: HoHTheWhiteBuses