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  • 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 ▸

  • U.S. Jews to Establish $1,000,000 School in Israel in Honor of Denmark

    Detailed plans for the construction in Israel of a $1,000,000 high school as a tribute to the Danish people for their rescue of almost all of this country’s Jews from the Nazi holocaust in 1943 were announced here today by the UJA-Israel Education Fund at a reception to the donors to the Fund given by… More ▸

  • Danish Government Urged to Ban Newly-formed Pro-nazi Organization

    Leading Danish newspapers called upon the Government today to dissolve the newly-organized “Nordic Freedom Movement.” a group headed by the so-called “Danish Hitler,” Bjorn Temester, and to arrest the group’s leaders on charges of sedition. The NFM is openly neo-Nazi, stating its purpose as a “fight against Jews, Negroes and Asiatics.” Numerically small, the group… More ▸

  • All Parties in Denmark Demand German Extension of Nazi Trials

    Speaking on behalf of all Danish parties. Per Kaekkerup, the Foreign Minister, declared in Parliament that “deep concern” had been expressed to West Germany over the inaction on extension of the statute of limitations effective date. He said that conference in West Germany would be weakened if the May 8 cutoff on prosecution of Nazi… More ▸