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Kollek Officiates at Naming of ‘israel Square’ in Copenhagen Ceremony

Jerusalem, a city built on hills, and Copenhagen, a city on the sea, were united symbolically Friday when “Israel Square” was officially named in the heart of the Danish capital. The naming was performed by Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem who will officiate at a later date when “Copenhagen Square” is dedicated in Jerusalem. The events marked the 25th anniversary of the rescue of almost all of Denmark’s 8,000 Jews from deportation by the Nazis. Mayor Kollek and other speakers alluded to that episode in remarks at the dedication ceremonies.