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Canadian Jews in Tribute to Denmark, Sweden on Anniversary of Rescue Effort

Ambassador Boegh Andersen, Danish Ambassador to Canada, told a meeting here to pay tribute to Denmark and Sweden on the 25th anniversary of the rescue of the Danish Jewish population from the Nazis, that the events of October 1943 did not merit any special commendation since the Danes did the only normal and natural thing – to befriend and protect their fellow-Danes. That, he said, was exactly what the Danes felt about their fellow Jewish citizens in 1943 and in 1968.

More than 350 people, including several Jewish families who were saved by the Danes from the Nazis in 1943, attended the reception arranged by the Canadian Jewish Congress. Those present included W. Ross MacDonald, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Consul-General N. F. Kallin, of Sweden, and W. Froelich-Nielsen, the Danish consul here.