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  • Jewish Youth Group Presents Plaque to Commemorate Danish Rescue of Jews from Nazis

    The North American Jewish Youth Council, coordinating body for 23 national Jewish youth organizations in the United States and Canada, presented a plaque to Consul General G.F.K. Harhoff of Denmark in recognition of the rescue of 7,000 Danish Jews from the Nazis in World War II through the united efforts of the Danish people. The… More ▸

  • Denmark, Sweden Praised for Roles in Saving Jews from Nazis in October, 1943

    Denmark and Sweden were praised here today for their roles in saving Danish Jews from the Nazis in October, 1943. The statement of praise by Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, chairman of the American Section of the World Jewish Congress, was forwarded to both countries through their Washington embassies. At a section meeting here, Mrs. Halprin… More ▸

  • Largest Secondary School in Israel Dedicated, Named for Denmark

    Jerusalem’s largest secondary school, the Denmark High School, was dedicated here yesterday at ceremonies attended by dignitaries of Israel and Denmark and a delegation of American donors representing the United Jewish Appeal’s Israel Education Fund which financed the school’s construction. The school, located in the Katamon quarter, received its name in tribute to the Danish… More ▸

  • Kollek Officiates at Naming of ‘israel Square’ in Copenhagen Ceremony

    Jerusalem, a city built on hills, and Copenhagen, a city on the sea, were united symbolically Friday when “Israel Square” was officially named in the heart of the Danish capital. The naming was performed by Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem who will officiate at a later date when “Copenhagen Square” is dedicated in Jerusalem. The… More ▸

  • Danes Play Host to American Founders of the Denmark School in Jerusalem

    The Danish capital played host today to eight American founders of the Denmark High School in Jerusalem. They arrived here to pay tribute to the Royal Family and the Danish people on the 25th anniversary of the rescue of nearly all of Denmark’s 8,000 Jewish citizens from deportation by the Nazis. The group of donors… More ▸

  • Canadian Jews in Tribute to Denmark, Sweden on Anniversary of Rescue Effort

    Ambassador Boegh Andersen, Danish Ambassador to Canada, told a meeting here to pay tribute to Denmark and Sweden on the 25th anniversary of the rescue of the Danish Jewish population from the Nazis, that the events of October 1943 did not merit any special commendation since the Danes did the only normal and natural thing… More ▸

  • King Frederik Ix, Queen Ingrid Attend Commemoration in Copenhagen

    King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark attended services at the Copenhagen Synagogue yesterday commemorating the 25th anniversary of the escape of nearly all the 8,000 Jews of Denmark to Sweden under the eyes of the German Army, the New York Times reported from Copenhagen. The services were conducted by Chief Rabbi Marcus Melchoir… More ▸

  • Jews Will Honor Denmark and Sweden on Anniversary of Rescue from Nazis

    American Jewry will honor Denmark and Sweden next October in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the rescue of Danish Jews from the Nazis. The Jews, whom the Gestapo had marked for deportation, were transported from occupied Denmark to Sweden in small boats under cover of darkness, in October, 1943, an operation in which many… More ▸