Rescue in Denmark
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Author: Harold Felder
In October 1943, the Germans decided to send the Jews of occupied Denmark to the gas chambers. They thought it a small, routine affair, but it turned out quite differently. For days, the German ships that were to have carried their doomed cargo lay empty, while the courageous Danes hid their Jewish friends and neighbors from the brutal raids of the SS and Gestapo.
Flender tells of the skill and daring with which the hunted Jews were smuggled from their hiding places to the safety of neutral Sweden. He recounts the innumerable acts of individual heroism and sacrifice that made it possible to save all but a handful of Denmark’s 8,000 Jews from the Germans.