rescue of Danish Jewry

test of a democracy. by Leni Yahil

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America in Philadelphia

Written in English
Published: Pages: 536 Downloads: 236
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  • Denmark.

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Denmark.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark.,
  • Jews -- Denmark.

Edition Notes

StatementTranslated from the Hebrew by Morris Gradel.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD810.J4 Y33
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 536 p.
Number of Pages536
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5686987M
LC Control Number69019039

The best account of these events is Leni Yahil’s The Rescue of Danish Jewry: Test of a Democracy (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, ). As Dr. Deak pointed out, Denmark was technically an ally of Germany, after they, under pressure, signed the Anti-Comintern Pact. The rescue of the Danish Jews occurred during Nazi Germany's occupation of Denmark during World War II. On October 1, , Nazi leader Adolf Hitler ordered Danish Jews to be arrested and deported. Despite great personal risk, the Danish resistance movement, with the assistance of many ordinary Danish citizens, managed to evacuate 7, of Denmark's 7, Jews, plus non-Jewish . The Danish underground in turn implemented the rescue of more than 7, Danish Jews. As a result, 99% of Danish Jews were hidden and smuggled into neutral Sweden, where they survived the war. After the war, Duckwitz became the German Ambassador to Denmark. Across the Waters, while concentrated mostly on the Itkins, does expand its narrative to include several of the townspeople who decided to assist with the rescue effort. In an early scene, a few seaside residents discuss what they will charge the Jews hoping to : Jordan Adler.

  On the stormy night of October 6, , just a week after Hitler ordered Danish Jews to be arrested and sent to concentration camps, Ole Philipson .   Denmark was the only European country to save almost all of its Jewish residents from the Holocaust. After being tipped off about imminent roundups by . The Rescue of the Danish Jews was a collective effort on the part of many Danes to rescue the Jewish population in Denmark from deportation by German authorities in October About 7, - 7, Jews were transported to Sweden over the first two weeks of October, representing a large portion of the total population of about 8, Jews in Denmark at the time.   Under Hitler’s orders, Denmark’s Jews were to be deported on 1 October, – but in the space of a few weeks, an underground network and the country’s non-Jewish population spirited.

Leni Yahil, The Rescue of Danish Jewry: Test of a Democracy (Jewish Publication Society of America, ). 3 Michael R. Marrus and Robert O. Paxton, Vichy France and the Jews (Basic Books, ). 4.

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Rescue of Danish Jewry book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(4). "A Conspiracy of Decency" is a well-researched and highly readable book about an episode in history that deserves far more visibility.

For an exciting account of Danish resistance actions and the rescue of Danish Jews in a fictional setting, I also highly recommend the gripping page-turner, The Devil's Alchemists by A.R. Homer/5(36). The Rescue of the Danish Jews book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. An immensely valuable ocntribution. As the last generation /5. "An immensely valuable ocntribution. As the last generation of witnesses to the Holocaust testify to its horrors, tehy must also rescue of Danish Jewry book to its heroes - those who risked all to safe lives.

These movingly told stories restore our faith in the human spirit."—William Shirer "The mystery of the rescue phenomenon will probably always elude us.

As the rescuers' narratives in this remarkable volume. The book argues and to some degree diminishes humanitarianism as the primary role in the resistance and rescue of the Danish Jews.

The book analyses other attributes that include theological movements, quest for independence by the Danes, the effects of Grundtvigianism, and the various factors that affected the rescue in a way or another. A portrait of the rescue of Danish Jewry during the Holocaust, and the rescue of Jewish e´migre´s from Poland in 53 fr.

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The Danish rescue effort was unique because it was nationwide. It was not completely successful, however. Almost Danish Jews were deported to the Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto in. The Rescue of Danish Jewry: Test of a Democracy Yahil, Leni, translated from the Hebrew by Morris Gradel Published by The Jewish Publication Society of America ().

The Few Captured Danish Fishermen, and Captured Danish Jews, Were Just Imprisoned This large book contains few-page testimonies each of over a hundred rescuers of Jews of assorted nationalities. The rescuers’ accounts are listed alphabetically by name.

There is also an index in which the rescuers are sorted by nationality. "The Flight and Rescue of Danish Jewry" was a talk delivered at the Humanity in Action Denmark conference "Civil Society: Reactions to the Holocaust" in Copenhagen, Denmark.

It took place from September 30 to October 2,in commemoration of commemoration of the flight and rescue of Jews in Denmark in October I must admit that the invitation to lecture on the rescue of Danish Jewry somewhat baffled me. I have already dealt with the subject many times, and thought that I had totally exhausted it, that there was nothing more to add.

After additional thought on the matter, however, I decided that it would be a good idea to briefly summarize the events and note the key aspects of the rescue of Danish.

In Rescue in Denmark, published in the United States inHarold Flender described the rescue of the Danish Jews according to dozens of eyewitness accounts that are filled with praise. The book received many positive reviews in the American press.7 In the same year, the Jewish community in the United States established the.The rescue of Danish Jewry: test of a democracy / by Leni Yahil ; translated from the Hebrew by Morris Gradel Jewish Publication Society of America Philadelphia Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

Search All 1 Records in Our Collections. The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of: Hatsalat ha-Yehudim be-Denyah. Originally published: With new introd. The miraculous-seeming rescue of over 90 percent of Danish Jews happened thanks to ordinary Danes, most of whom refused to accept credit for Author: Erin Blakemore.

©— Bioethics Research Library Box Washington DC Additional Physical Format: Online version: Yahil, Leni. Rescue of Danish Jewry. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, (OCoLC) The Rescue of Danish Jewry, by Leni Yahil.

Poles and Danes: Selective Indignation About Anti-Semitism, Paid Rescuers, Dangerous Informers, Nazi Collaborators, Underground Priorities, Refusals to Return Jewish Property.

This fascinating book is packed with information. Some historians, such as Leni Yahil (The Rescue of Danish Jewry: Test of a Democracy, ), believe that the Danish form of non-aggressive nationalism, influenced by Danish spiritual leader N. Grundtvig, encouraged the Danes to identify with the plight of the Jews, even though small-scale anti-Semitism had been present in Denmark long before the German invasion.

The autumn of marked the 70th anniversary of the rescue of the Jews of Denmark. The Danish resistance movement, assisted by many ordinary citizens, coordinated the flight of some 7, Jews to safety in nearby neutral Sweden.

Thanks to this remarkable mass rescue effort, at war's end Denmark had one of the highest Jewish survival rates for. The miraculous rescue of Danish Jewry. Brave fishermen helped more than 95 % of the Danish Jewish population across the strait to safety in Sweden.

Many Jews made their escaped from fishing villages on small boats. Your guide will share her personal stories about the miraculous rescue of some 7, Danish Jews in October Jewish life today. The book follows the rescue chronologically, beginning with the German invasion of and concluding with the return of the Jews from exile in Its early chapters focus on opposition to the Nazis before the rescue.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Rescue of Danish Jewry by Leni Yahil (, Paperback, Reprint) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Quotes: Danish Rescue and Relief “The Jews are a part of the Danish nation.” - King Christian X “The Jews are a part of the Danish nation.

We have no Jewish problem in our country because we never had an inferiority complex in relation to the Jews. By Bo Lidegaard Atlantic Books, £ that the rescue of Danish Jewry in October is an "untold story".

As the author - editor of the leading Danish Author: Tony Kushner. Rescue in Denmark Most individuals in occupied Europe did not actively collaborate in the Nazi did they do anything to help Jews and other victims of Nazi policies.

Throughout the Holocaust, millions of people silently stood by while they saw Jews, Roma (Gypsies), and other "enemies of the Reich" being rounded up and deported.

In a short interview about the rescue of the Jews of Denmark, Herbert Pundik, a former Danish-Israeli journalist and author, discusses the choices Danish people made during the rescue of the country’s Jews. Pundik was rescued when he was The rescue of Danish Jewry: test of a democracy / by Leni Yahil ; translated from the Hebrew by Morris Gradel.

Uniform Title. Hatsalat ha-Yehudim be-Denyah. English Author. Yahil, Leni Other Authors. Gradel, Morris, (translator.) Edition [1st ed.] Published. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, Content Types. text. 75 years ago, during World War II, Hitler ordered Danish Jews to be arrested and Danish resistance movement with the assistance of many ordinary Danish.

The rescue of the Danish Jews from the Nazi roundups of has become the defining image of Judaism in Denmark, both within the country and to the world outside.

This article examines the way in which this story about the past has been constructed, focusing particularly on its portrayals of the types of groups involved and on the motivations.The rescue of the Danish Jews occurred during Nazi Germany 's occupation of Denmark during World War Hitler ordered that Danish Jews be arrested and deported on 1–2 Octobermany Danes took part in a collective effort to evacuate the roughly 8, Jew s of Denmark by sea to nearby rescue allowed the vast majority of Denmark's Jewish population to avoid capture by .The amazing story of the rescue of 97% of the Danish Jews during WW2 and life today with a Jewish guide | On this tour I will tell you my personal story of the rescue of my own family and the miraculous rescue of the rest of the 7, Danish Jews during The Second World War.

Brave fishermen, farmers, bishops, nurses and even the Danish King helpe.