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  • Forest Dedicated in Honor of Nils Bohr, Famed Danish Physicist

    A 10,000 tree forest, donated by citizens of Denmark in memory of the late Dr. Niels Bohr, world famous nuclear physicist, was dedicated yesterday near Kibbutz Palmachim. The ceremonies were attended by Dr. Bohr’s widow, by the Danish Ambassador and by Yakov Tzur, chairman of the Jewish National Fund. More ▸

  • Danish Prime Minister Warns Middle East Solution Will Not Be ‘easy’

    Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag of Denmark said in an address before the National Press Club yesterday that an Arab-Israeli solution was “not easy” and that he would not be surprised if it took some time. He termed the problem “very, very complicated.” He said that “perhaps, it has to be solved by direct negotiations”… More ▸

  • Danish Public Rallies in Support of Israel

    The Danes swung into action today with rallies demanding aid to Israel, a fund-raising campaign headed by former Premier Vigo Kampman and denunciations of Egypt and the Soviet Union. The fund campaign was reported to have collected a substantial sum but exact figures were not given. Leaders of all political parties addressed the rallies. A… More ▸

  • Danish Boat on Which Jews Were Smuggled Presented As Gift to Israel

    A small Danish boat which was used by the Danish underground to smuggle Jews from Denmark to Sweden during the Nazi occupation was brought to Israel today as a gift to the Haifa Maritime Museum. The "Astrid," a gift of Lawrence Schacht, Jewish philanthropist of New York arrived on the Israeli vessel Liroa. There is… More ▸

  • Hitler’s ‘mein Kampf’ Printed in Copenhagen in Danish Translation

    Five thousand copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” in a Danish translation, have been printed in Denmark and are reportedly now being distributed in that country, the West German Foreign Ministry said here today. Bonn’s Ambassador to Copenhagen had tried and failed to persuade the Danish authorities to halt distribution of the Hitler book, on… More ▸

  • Jews in Denmark Told by Eban of Need to Maintain Jewish Heritage

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban, now on an official visit to Denmark, was today the guest of the Jewish community here. After being welcomed by Leo Fischer, president of the community, Mr. Eban delivered an address in which he reported on the present situation in Israel and the ties between Israel and the Jews of… More ▸

  • Israel Ambassador Herlitz Presents Credentials to King of Denmark

    Miss Esther Herlitz, the newly-named Israeli Ambassador to Denmark, was received today by the King of Denmark for presentation of her credentials. The audience took place at Fredensborg Castle. Later she met with Queen Ingred. Miss Herlitz succeeds Ambassador Yehuda Levin who died a few months ago. More ▸

  • Copenhagen Jewish Community Presents 10 Torah Scrolls to Israel

    Ten Torah scrolls were handed ever at Copenhagen’s main synagogue today to Yaacov Hess, charge d’affairs of the Israel Embassy here, as a gift to the Israeli Army from the Jewish community of Denmark. The synagogue’s associate rabbi, Rabbi Bent Melchior, presided over the ceremony. The gift to the Israeli army resulted from an appeal… More ▸

  • 6,000 Jews Reported Living in Debark; 95 Percent Are in Copenhagen

    There are now 6, 000 Jews in Denmark, and 95 percent of them live in the capital city, according to latest statistics, published here today. The remainder of the Jews are scattered through various towns in Denmark. There is only one Jewish school in the country, located here, with enrollment of 150 pupils. There is… More ▸