Denmark

  • 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 ▸

  • Yehuda Harry Levin, Israel Ambassador to Denmark, Dies at Age of 58

    Yehuda Harry Levin, Israeli Ambassador to Denmark since 1961, died here yesterday of a heart attack at the age of 58. A former counsellor in the Israel Embassy in Washington, the diplomat was born in South Africa and received his education at the University of South Africa and Oxford University in Britain, He settled in… More ▸

  • Bonn Decorates Chief Rabbi of Denmark for Saving Jews from Nazis

    The West German Government awarded today its Grand Cross of Merit to Chief Rabbi Marcus Melchior of Denmark for his role in the Danish rescue of the Jews of Denmark from the Nazis during World War II. Rabbi Melchior will receive the award in ceremonies in Copenhagen on November 11 and go to Bonn to… More ▸

  • Chicago Jewish Community Honors Denmark for Rescuing Jews from Nazis

    Denmark’s Ambassador to the United States, Torben Ronne, received the Jewish Welfare Fund’s Shofar Award last night at the organization’s 29th annual meeting here. The award, presented by the entire Chicago Jewish community, honors the Government and people of Denmark for their “courage, humanity and indomitable will,” in rescuing virtually the entire Jewish population of… More ▸