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Danes Vigorously Resisting German Anti-jewish Policy, Danish Nazi Paper Complains

April 5, 1942
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The Danish people are vigorously resisting the anti-Semitic policy introduced by the Nazi occupation authorities, it is revealed by several incidents reported in the Danish Nazi newspaper Fadrelandet, which reached here today.

At a meeting of the Conservative students’ organization, an anti-Semitic speaker was strongly assailed when he mentioned the Jewish question and was finally forced to leave the platform, the Fadralandet reports. When another pro-Nazi student shouted: “Since when have Danes been forbidden to discuss the Jewish question? M. Doessing, a library director, replied: “Since April 9,1940.” The Nazis occupied Denmark on April 9, 1940.

The paper, which is the official organ of the Clausenists, the Danish Nazi party, also reports the “scandalous events” which took place at a meeting of the Copenhagen Merchants’ Guild. Hegelund Petersen, a pro-Nazi merchant, arose, the Fadrelandet relates, and stated that “it was undignified that Jews should be on the price control council and should inspect the businesses of white men.” Petersen stated further that “Jews dominate Danish commercial life.” His arguments were evidently unheeded by the merchant delegates, the Clausenist organ writes, because Jewish membership in the Guild was not prohibited.

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