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  • Government, People of Denmark Honored

    The American Gathering and Federation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors presented its first Shofar of Freedom award to the government and people of Denmark for saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust. The award was presented during the three day Inaugural Assembly of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust survivors, which ended last night. Eigil Jeergansen, the… More ▸

  • Washington Exhibit Celebrates Danish Jewry, World War Ii Rescue

    Three dates stand out boldly in the history of the Jews of Denmark — the founding of the Danish Jewish community 300 years ago, the establishment of its “new” synagogue 150 years ago and 1943 when a secret rescue operation, carried out with the cooperation of most of Denmark’s Christian citizens, transported more than 7,000… More ▸

  • Danish Foreign Minister and Begin Hold Frank Discussion on Four Outstanding Mideast Issues

    The Foreign Minister of Denmark, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, had what was described as a “frank” discussion with Premier Menachem Begin here this morning on Israeli policies which have alienated many of its friends and supporters abroad. Ellemann-Jensen, current chairman of the Council of Ministers of the European Economic Community (EEC), spoke on behalf of its 10… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Denmark

    The country’s youngest Jewish organization, established by the Chief Rabbi last year, is the Society for Danish Jewish History, which sponsored its second Nordic Congress on Judaica June 14-17. The opening setting was the Jewish Department in the Royal Library, but most of the sessions were held at the community’s central address, a large, renovated… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Denmark

    Services in the Synagogue in Copenhagen “follows the Orthodox ritual” and all “institutions of the community are conducted in accordance with the strict requirements of Jewish traditional law,” to quote the Synagogue brochure. A smaller congregation (of about 35 families) and described in the Jewish Tourist Guide as “a very observant, Aguda-like community” is also… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Denmark

    The House of David in Denmark is not only small, and getting smaller, but it is now a house divided. In mid-June, a serious split in the governing council of the official Jewish Community of Denmark hardened into open confrontation, with the struggle rating attention even in the general Danish media. By a 4-3 vote,… More ▸

  • Loeb May Be Next Envoy to Denmark

    John Loeb, Jr., a New York investment banker and a member of one of America’s most prominent Jewish families, has been selected by President Reagan to be his Ambassador to Denmark, White House sources have disclosed. Loeb has been actively associated with prominent Republican candidates over the years and was an advisor to Nelson Rockefeller… More ▸