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Brandeis U. Presents Gold Medal to King of Denmark for Saving Jews

A special gold medal from Brandeis University was presented to King Frederick IX of Denmark on the 20th anniversary of Denmark’s rescue of its Jewish citizens from the Nazi terror. The medal was struck by the United States Mint in 1956 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.

The presentation was made to the king by Dr. Abram L. Sachar, Brandeis University president, in ceremonies witnessed by thousands of Danes. Dr. Sachar paid tribute to the king and to “the courageous, high-hearted men and women of Denmark” in recognition of their “humane and selfless example set for the world in a midnight moment of civilization.”