Office to Settle Problems of Refugees from Denmark Opened in Stockholm

A Danish Refugee Office to assist Jewish and other refugees from Denmark who found refuge in Sweden was opened here today.

An announcement issued by the Danish Press Service here says that the new office will operate with funds made available by Swedes. Its work is directed by Prof. Stephan Horowitz of Copenhagen University. The Stockholm municipality has provided the necessary office quarters.

In the face of stubborn opposition by the Danish population, the German authorities in Denmark only succeeded in deporting about 600 Danish Jews to Poland, it is reported in the Dagens Nyheter today by a journalist who has just arrived from Denmark. The paper added that 5,000 Danish Jews are now safe in Sweden.

“The German administration in Denmark realizes that it will have to arrest at least a half of the entire population of Denmark in order to prevent the Danes from aiding the Jews escape into Sweden,” the journalist writes. “In order to save their face, the German authorities have handed over to the Danish police all people who were arrested for helping Jews. These were, of course, released by the police within a few days.”

This eye-witness emphasizes that though the raids on Jews have ceased, individual arrests are still being made since Danish Nazis continue to inform the German authorities of the whereabouts of Jews who did not succeed in escaping to Sweden. “The Germans no longer can claim that Jews are responsible for military and industrial sabotage in Denmark, but the sabotage continues unabated,” the writer states.

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