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Danish fishermen (foreground) ferry Jews across a narrow sound to safety in neutral Sweden during the German occupation of Denmark. Sweden, 1943

Danish fishermen (foreground) ferry Jews across a narrow sound to safety in neutral Sweden during the German occupation of Denmark. Sweden, 1943

Denmark -The heroic actions of Danish people during the autumn of 1943 saved nearly all of Denmark's Jews from concentration camps. Germans occupied the country in 1940, the Danish government resisted Nazi pressure to hand over its Jews. In 1943, the Danes intensified resistance, prompting a harsh Nazi reaction. the Germans began to arrest and deport Danish Jews. Danes alerted and hid the Jews, helping them to the coast and organizing secret passage across the sea to Sweden (pictured).

Denmark -The heroic actions of Danish people during the autumn of 1943 saved nearly all of Denmark's Jews from concentration camps. Germans occupied the country in 1940, the Danish government resisted Nazi pressure to hand over its Jews. In 1943, the Danes intensified resistance, prompting a harsh Nazi reaction. the Germans began to arrest and deport Danish Jews. Danes alerted and hid the Jews, helping them to the coast and organizing secret passage across the sea to Sweden (pictured).

King Christian X on his daily ride through Copenhagen in 1942 during the German occupation of Denmark.  When a German asked how the king could do this without a bodyguard, he was told, ‘Denmark is his bodyguard.’

King Christian X on his daily ride through Copenhagen in 1942 during the German occupation of Denmark. When a German asked how the king could do this without a bodyguard, he was told, ‘Denmark is his bodyguard.’

Mid November, 1941. Building barricades in Rostov.

Mid November, 1941. Building barricades in Rostov.

Rabbi Marcus Melchior, Danish chief rabbi, who warned his congregants that the Germans intended to round up Denmarks Jews. Melchior himself went into hiding and escaped to Sweden. Copenhagen, Denmark, before 1943.

Rabbi Marcus Melchior, Danish chief rabbi, who warned his congregants that the Germans intended to round up Denmarks Jews. Melchior himself went into hiding and escaped to Sweden. Copenhagen, Denmark, before 1943.

In the summer of 1943, Myla Racine assumed command of an underground group affiliated with the Hanoar Hatzioni youth movement in St. Gervais, in the Italian occupation zone in France. She helped hundreds of families that had fled to the area, helping to smuggle children to Switzerland. She was caught on October 21, 1943 while smuggling children, imprisoned and tortured. She was later sent to Ravensbrück and then Mauthausen, where she was killed in an Allied air raid. #WomensDay #wmnhist

In the summer of 1943, Myla Racine assumed command of an underground group affiliated with the Hanoar Hatzioni youth movement in St. Gervais, in the Italian occupation zone in France. She helped hundreds of families that had fled to the area, helping to smuggle children to Switzerland. She was caught on October 21, 1943 while smuggling children, imprisoned and tortured. She was later sent to Ravensbrück and then Mauthausen, where she was killed in an Allied air raid. #WomensDay #wmnhist

Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz (September 29, 1904, Bremen – February 16, 1973) was a German attache who warned the Danish Jews about their intended deportation in 1943. It is estimated that he prevented the deportation of 95% of Denmark's Jews in the resulting rescue of the Danish Jews.

Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz (September 29, 1904, Bremen – February 16, 1973) was a German attache who warned the Danish Jews about their intended deportation in 1943. It is estimated that he prevented the deportation of 95% of Denmark's Jews in the resulting rescue of the Danish Jews.

Vintage 1933 Pre-WWII Germany Hitler Medal Coin, 1-3/8", uncirculated

Vintage 1933 Pre-WWII Germany Hitler Medal Coin, Unc

Vintage 1933 Pre-WWII Germany Hitler Medal Coin, 1-3/8", uncirculated

Concrete bunker probably Normandie.

Concrete bunker probably Normandie.

National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank (Readers Bios)

National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank (Readers Bios)

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