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Jewish Community in Denmark Honors Danish Prime Minister

Hans Hedetoft, Prime Minister of Denmark, has been honored by the Danish Jewish Community for his “gallant fight” to rescue Danish Jews from the Nazis, the Danish-American Jewish Committee announced here today on the basis of a cable received from Copenhagen.

The announcement said that Prime Minister Hedetoft was given the honorary title of “Ben Adam” at a ceremony at the Institute of Ingenior, Copenhagen. It was awarded for his deep and sympathetic understanding of Jewish community life as well as his work in 1943 to help rescue Danish Jews from the occupying Nazi army.