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Rescue in Denmark

4.21  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Paperback, 281 pages
Published December 1st 1963 by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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When I was a kid, I went through a phase that I suspect many children in The-Cold-War-is-But-a-Faint-Reality age group went through: a Spy Fetish.

I loved any and all things related to spies, espionage, subterfuge, complicated disguises, and state-sponsored deception (don't read too much into that--I was a child and the idea that you could divide the world into the good guys and the bad guys was very appealing). Anyway, this included books about code languages, books that taught you how to make
Rachel N
Jan 06, 2008 Rachel N rated it it was amazing
“How occupied Denmark rose as a nation to save the Danish Jews from Nazi Extermination.” An INCREDIBLE account of an amazing time. Well written, intriguing, gripping and sobering. Flender does a fabulous job of compiling historical documents, court records, individual written accounts and information taken from the author’s personal interviews, to weave a tale that the world should know about – a tale of a heroic, yet humble people, who were “just doing their duty.” Highly recommended!
May 14, 2009 Sue rated it it was amazing
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Fantastic book! Like the cover says, it's about "How occupied Denmark rose as a nation to save the Danish Jews from Nazi extermination."

Inspirational, powerful, and a clear demonstration of doing the right thing.
Joseph Schlesinger
Aug 13, 2011 Joseph Schlesinger rated it really liked it
This is the inspiring account of how the Danish people saved the majority of their Jewish population from annihilation during the Holocaust. Definitely worth reading & re-reading.
John Moonitz
Feb 29, 2012 John Moonitz rated it it was amazing
One of the few beaming lights in a sea of darkness . . . during one of the darkest periods of human history . . . This story will restore your faith in humanity and will bring you to tears multiple times! I had the immense privilege of living in a small suburb of Copenhagen called Lyngby (pronounced something like Luungbuu), which was one of the primary centers of resistance during the occupation! I knew several older Danes, who would have been young men and women at that time . . . they never b ...more
Steven Demonnin
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This is a fantastic story ineptly told. What happened in Denmark was so remarkable and so badly forgotten. I read it, but wish it had a better author.
Keith Haan
Jan 14, 2016 Keith Haan rated it really liked it
This is a very thorough accounting of the Nazi occupation of Denmark during WW II, and how the Danes save most of their Jews from capture.
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