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  • 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 ▸

  • Jews in Denmark Protest Bonn Policy on Statute of Limitations

    A protest against West German plans to allow the statute of limitations for the prosecution of Nazi war criminals to take effect on May 8, this year, was sent to the German Government today by the Jewish Board of Deputies of Denmark. At the same time, protests on the subject were de livered to the… More ▸

  • Prime Minister of Denmark Arrives in Israel; Honored by Eshkol

    Prime Minister Jens Krag, of Denmark, stressed his country’s “deep genuine affection for Israel” in a speech at a dinner given tonight in his honor by Israel’s Premier Levi Eshkol. Premier Krag arrived here yesterday for a six day official state visit to Israel. More ▸

  • Knesset Member Tells Copenhagen Parley Israel-arab Peace is Certain

    David Hacohen, Mapai member of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, today told the opening session of the Interparliamentary Conference here that Israel’s Jordan River irrigation project would in no way affect the interests and water needs of the neighboring Arab countries. Mr. Hacohen, who heads Israel’s delegation to the conference, said that the important fact was… More ▸

  • Prof. Rogosinski, Noted Jewish Scientist, Dies in Denmark; Was 70

    Dr. Werner Wolfgang Rogosinski, professor of pure mathematics at Aarhus University, died at Aarhus yesterday at the age of 70. Born in Germany, the Jewish scientist had been on the faculty of Gottingen University, and was professor emeritus of Durham University. He was a leading member of the Mathematical Institute at Aarhus. More ▸