American Searches For Danish WWII Heroes

Posted by admin on Apr 8, 2010

It is a story popular throughout the Jewish community and tells of how around 7,200 Jews who were due to be rounded up by the Nazis in German-occupied Denmark and sent to concentration camps were saved. A Danish underground movement managed to organise a fleet of several hundred fishing boats to sail the Jews across the Øresund Strait to neutral Sweden.

All but some 450 of the Jews were reportedly able to make the trip on the crowded vessels.

But now several of those appreciative Jews and their families are trying to track down the Danish heroes and their relatives to hopefully get them to participate in the upcoming ceremony. At the very least, the Americans want to thank those responsible for their life-risking efforts.

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