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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 ▸