In 2018 Humanity in Action and Politiken, the Daily newspaper arranged a month-long exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of October ’43.
28 artists, including Björn Nørgaard and Peter Brandes, donated art pieces. Their work reflected on the Danish aid to Jews in Denmark seeking safety in October 1943.
The art auction made it possible for us to establish an October ’43 Travel Grant for extraordinary young people working on human rights.
For the next 10 years, the October ’43 Travel Grant will call upon us to “combine the message of the past with the challenges of current human rights and minority issues” says Anders Jerichow, chair of Humanity in Action Denmark.