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A conspiracy of decency : the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II

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A conspiracy of decency : the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II
Call No: 948.905 W49c

Call Number948.905 W49c
Dates2002; ©2002
Statement of ResponsibilityEmmy E. Werner.
Creators & ContributorsWerner, Emmy E. (author)
Summary"The people of Denmark managed to save almost their country's entire Jewish population from extinction in a spontaneous act of humanity—one of the most compelling stories of moral courage in the history of the World War II. Drawing on many personal accounts, Emmy Werner tells the story of the rescue of the Danish Jews from the vantage-point of living eyewitnesses—the last survivors of an extraordinary conspiracy of decency that triumphed in the midst of the horrors of the Holocaust. A Conspiracy of Decency chronicles the acts of people of good will from several nationalities. Among them were the German Georg F. Duckwitz, who warned the Jews of their impending deportation, the Danes who hid them and ferried them across the Oresund, and the Swedes who gave them asylum." —Book jacket
Contents
  1. Shadows over Denmark
  2. Men of conscience
  3. A matter of decency
  4. Escape across the Øresund
  5. Refuge in Sweden
  6. Sojourn in Theresienstadt
  7. Turmoil in Copenhagen
  8. Liberation and homecoming
  9. Getting on with life
  10. "Whoever saves a single life"
Physical Description xii, 212 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherOxford : Westview
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 199–204) and index
RecognitionGifted by Odie Kaplan