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Denmark, Sweden Praised for Roles in Saving Jews from Nazis in October, 1943

Denmark and Sweden were praised here today for their roles in saving Danish Jews from the Nazis in October, 1943. The statement of praise by Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, chairman of the American Section of the World Jewish Congress, was forwarded to both countries through their Washington embassies.

At a section meeting here, Mrs. Halprin said of the Danes: “An entire people covered itself with honor and gave fresh meaning to human dignity and decency, to love of one’s fellow citizen and fellow man.” The Danes’ efforts in saving almost the entire Jewish population as the Nazis were about to move in and take them to concentration camps “could not have succeeded if the Swedish Government and people had not been willing to receive the Jewish evacuees and to accept the risk entailed by this action,” Mrs. Halprin said.