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Denmark was well aware that it didn't have the military power to fight the Nazis, so the plan was to surrender and cooperate with them. However, they also knew what the Nazis did to Jews, so when reports came in that the Nazis were on their way the Danish government immediately got hold of 99% of Danish Jews and shipped them off to neutral Sweden in the dead of night.
(Unlike in this comic though, the Jews knew where they were going and why)

This of course also means the Jewish community in Denmark is pretty small today.


11th March 2014

Tagged in Nazi Germany Sweden Denmark

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334 Comments:
 
17 days ago #9382345        

Great take on history in four pictures -- impressive. Good art. Good heart.



19 days ago #9381362        

@Diogo #9381107

Well Dayvi closed that loophole that lets you use your own pictures, so the point is moot :atroll:.



Diogo

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19 days ago #9381107        

@EnglishCheeseMan Curse me and my dirty mind.



28 days ago #9376312        

I wonder if I should make the Jewish balls my avataar...


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2 months ago #9366338        

Good guy Denmark :- )



3 months ago #9353463        

@real-cool-cat: Pretty close. You DID hand over some Jews to Germany, but those weren't Finnish citizens. Still, it was pretty awesome. It probably helped that around 20% of your Jews were fighting on the side of the Nazis, since... hey, they weren't the Soviet.



3 months ago #9352696        

Denmark is a very popular country in Israel because of this. I'm currently living next to a place called "The Denmark High School." All kinds of things are named after the country for what they did to save the Jews.



4 months ago #9348438        

@ADutchmanAmI
They dispersed. Some stayed in Sweden, those that could tried to flee to Israel, though that was difficult, especially after the war. Lots had journeyed to places like France. It is common to find people with Danish, Polish, and German descent in Israel. Hope this helped!



4 months ago #9348375        

"This of course also means the Jewish community in Denmark is pretty small today."

So those Jews who made it to Sweden didn't return to Denmark after the war? Where did they go then? Did they remain in Sweden? Did they emigrate to the US? Or to newly-founded Israel?



Mecharic

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5 months ago #9328337        

Not a bad plan, when you think about it. Better deported from Denmark than deported from living.



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