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Nazi Persecution of Danish Jews Brought Thousand of Danes into Resistance Movement

The persecution of the Danish Jews by the Germans became a signal for thousands of persons to actively participate in the resistance movement, Prof. Mogens Fogh, Minister for Special Affairs in the Danish Government, said today in one of the first broadcasts on the liberated Danish radio.

In an earlier broadcast, S. B. Jensen, director of the Danish state radio, reviewing radio activities under the occupation, said that one of the first steps of the Germans was to remove all Jewish employees and to ban the works of Jewish authors and composers. He said that he was threatened with a court martial when he protested the expulsion of the Jews.