Nazis Meet with Resistance in Their Attempts to Sow Anti-semitism in Denmark
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Nazis Meet with Resistance in Their Attempts to Sow Anti-semitism in Denmark

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Nazi attempts to transplant German anti-Semitism to Denmark continue to be met with resistance by the clergy there, reports reaching here today disclose.

Dean Johannes Nordentoft, writing in the organ of the Danish clergy, is quoted as stating, “Christians must be among the first to fight this dirty anti-Semitism. All honest people should take part in this fight. Those who remain silent, or look upon anti-Semitism only with mild distaste, are accomplices in the campaign of hate.” He urged a boycott of the anti-Jewish press. “We must tell news agents who advertise this gutter press that we will not deal with them until the offending posters have been removed, and that is the feeling of our friends as well.”

Kaj Munk, a well-known Danish priest and playwright, told his community that if Danish Jews were treated like their Norwegian follow-religionists, who have been deported, Danish citizens of the Christian faith would not only don the yellow armband but would consider that the Nazis had abolished all rights and that anarchy had taken the place of order. Gunner Engberg, head of the Danish Y.M.C.A., he taken a public stand against anti-Semitism, declaring “there is no difference between believers in the Old or New Testament. As the King has stated, ‘A Dane is a Dane.’ “

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