Markings

by Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was unanimously elected Secretary-General of the United Nations from April 1953 until September 1961, when he met his death in a plane accident while on a peace mission in the Congo. He was born on July 29, 1905 in Jonkoping in south-central Sweden.

After his death, the publication in 1963 of his "journal" entitled Markings revealed the inner man as few documents ever have. Hammarskjöld wrote in a cover letter to his literary executor, "the entries . . .

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