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The Incredible Rescue of the Jews of Denmark: Commemorating 80 Years

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Zoom
Date Tue, Oct 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration   1h

Why would Danes from all walks of life band together to rescue 7,200 Jews in Denmark? Eighty years ago, the Danish underground and ordinary Danes pulled off a massive operation to rescue Danish Jews from the Nazis. Within hours they spirited virtually all of the Jews of Copenhagen out of their homes and took them in small fishing boats across the water to safety in Sweden. What motivated them? How did they manage? Liz Elsby, a Yad Vashem educator, will explore this incredible rescue story.

This webinar connects to the Rescue and Righteous Among the Nations unit on the Echoes & Reflections website.

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Echoes & Reflections' webinars are designed to increase participants’ knowledge of Holocaust history, explore and access classroom-ready content, and support instructional practice to promote student learning and understanding of this complex history and its lasting effect on the world.

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