Humanity in Action Denmark Will Commemorate the Rescue of the Danish Jews

Humanity in Action is pleased to announce an exciting conference that Humanity in Action Denmark is organizing this fall to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the flight and rescue of the Jews of Denmark during the Second World War.  

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This conference, entitled "Civil Society: Reactions to the Holocaust," will explore the different ways that European societies responded to the Holocaust, with a specific focus on Denmark's experience.  It will also draw lessons about how this history relates to the protection of minorities and the responsibilities of civil society.

The conference will be held in the north of Copenhagen from September 30 through October 2, 2013.   It will feature a series of dialogues and debates with noted speakers such as Richard Breitman (USA), Ulrich Herbert (Germany), David Cesarani (UK), Ronald Leopold (Holland), Konstanty Gebert (Poland), Sofie Lene Bak and Bo Lidegaard (Denmark) and many more.

The program will also include a visit to the fishing village of Gilleleje, from where many Jews of Denmark fled to Sweden while others were arrested and deported to Theresienstadt.  The conference will conclude with a special performance at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. 

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