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Rescue in Denmark

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Rescue in Denmark
Call No: 948.905 F59r

Call Number948.905 F59r
Dates[1963]; ©1963
Statement of Responsibilityby Harold Flender.
Creators & ContributorsFlender, Harold (author)
Summary"In October 1943 the Germans decided to send the Jews of occupied Denmark to the gas chambers of the concentration camps. 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 human cargo lay empty, while the courageous Danes hid their Jewish friends and neighbors from the brutal raids of the SS and the Gestapo. Harold 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 make it possible to save all but a handful of Denmark's 8,000 Jews from the Germans." —Back cover
ContentsPart One. The Occupation
  1. Hitler's Canary
  2. Legacy
Part Two. The Raid
  1. The Germans Change Their Minds
  2. Conscience
  3. The Warning
  4. In Hiding
Part Three. The Exodus
  1. Flight
  2. No Customers Wanted
  3. First Aid
  4. The Bourgeois Housewife
  5. The Lyngby Group
  6. The Elsinore Sewing Club
  7. Ferrying Service
  8. The Shooting Priest
  9. Two Women
  10. The Wine Merchant
  11. The Crossing
  12. The Captured
  13. Sabotage!
  14. In Sweden
  15. Velkommen Til Danmark!
  16. Why the Danes?
Physical Description 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Holocaust Library
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 1997 by Jeffrey D. Narver