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Invisible heroes

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[embedded content]Invisible Heroes tells the heroic tale of young Finnish diplomats in Chile during the infamous military coup. The diplomats helped over 2000 Chileans escape Pinochet’s junta. The Finns acted without official authorization while Swedish ambassador Harald Edelstam was the most visible defendant of human rights with the backing of Sweden’s Prime Minister, Olof Palme. Finns were the invisible heroes.

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Invisible Heroes tells the heroic tale of young Finnish diplomats in Chile during the infamous military coup. The diplomats helped over 2000 Chileans escape Pinochet’s junta. The Finns acted without official authorization while Swedish ambassador Harald Edelstam was the most visible defendant of human rights with the backing of Sweden’s Prime Minister, Olof Palme. Finns were the invisible heroes.

Lars Pålsson Syll
Professor at Malmö University. Primary research interest - the philosophy, history and methodology of economics.

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