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The Rescue Of The Danish Jews: Moral Courage Under Stress
The Rescue Of The Danish Jews: Moral Courage Under Stress
Edited by Leo Goldberger
New York University Press, 1988, 217 pp.

The rescue in October 1943 of the bulk of Danish Jewry-about 7,000 were spirited to Sweden-is depicted in various accounts, some previously published. An essay by a leading Danish historian and an analysis by the great church historian Jaroslav Pelikan are supplemented by personal, often quite gripping, recollections. A mélange, born originally of a conference, but a heartening subject, even if the heroism of thousands is perhaps too easily transposed to the population at large, while the receptivity of neutral Sweden seems taken for granted.