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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
 


316 Comments:
 
6 days ago #9290804        

@AthenaVine
Its not common knowlage. There are plenty of things that happend during WW2 that only a specialy interested knows about.



18 days ago #9283286        

Why did I never know this? <3



21 days ago #9281526        

Good on ya Denmark!



24 days ago #9279369        

Good guy Denmark. You make this so damn endearing...



25 days ago #9278884        

Denmark is a true hero at times like these...;_;



26 days ago #9278436        

Denmark saved hundreds of lives.
All hail Denmark!!!
...I still feel like shipping Denmark and Nazi Germany tho;P



efuii

22 M
27 days ago #9278183        

Godt gået, du har gemt hundredvis af liv Danmark!



jennydb

23 F
1 month ago #9275896        

In Norway we often pride ourselves of fighting, of not surrendering, and keeping an active resistance movement during the war - but the truth is that 90% of our Jews were killed, while Denmark saved almost all the Danish Jews. It's a black spot in our history (they weren't even shipped off by Germans, the Norwegian police rounded them up after tips from Norwegian neighbours and put on a ship headed for Poland)



1 month ago #9275740        

Well you did have flammen og citronen in denmark ;)



1 month ago #9275449        

@sneachda Yeah, if "enjoy" is a right word. This is the movie after which I wanted to wash my brain, not because it is bad, but because it's hard to look at all that cruelty and suffering. Anyway, it is georgeus!



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