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A photograph of Jewish refugees from Denmark upon their arrival at the shores of Sweden, 10/1943.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

The rescue of about 7200 Jews of Denmark is a unique case in which an entire country enlisted to save its Jews.
In April 1940, the Germans occupied Denmark . In an agreement signed between the Danish government and Germany regarding the administration of the state Denmark stipulated that its 8000 Jewish citizens were not to be harmed.
AIn Agust 1943, following a crisis that erupted between Germany and the Danish authrities, a state of emergency was declared and the Reich military governor proposed to Berlin that the Jews be deported.
The secret deportation plan was leaked to Danish public circles, who decided to defend and hide the Jews.
In October 1943, the Danish underground initiated the operation to transfer the Jews in Boats to the Swedish coast, thereby saving Denmark's Jews.

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  • Title: A photograph of Jewish refugees from Denmark upon their arrival at the shores of Sweden, 10/1943.
  • Location: Sweden
  • Subject Keywords: Ships , Vehicles , Women , Refugees
  • Origin: התצלום מהספר של נחום פונדק: בדנמרק זה לא יכול לקרות; מבצע הברחת יהודי דנמרק לשבדיה, אוקטובר 1943.
  • Name of submitter: התצלום מהספר של נחום פונדק: בדנמרק זה לא יכול לקרות; מבצע הברחת יהודי דנמרק לשבדיה, אוקטובר 1943.
  • Credit: Yad Vashem
  • Collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive
  • Archival signature: 9094/1

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