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Alas Denmark

3:32 PM, Dec 13, 2012 • By ELLIOTT ABRAMS
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Alas Denmark. The Palestinian president can speak out against Meshal, but Denmark seeks to block an EU statement? And meanwhile, Jews cannot safely navigate the streets of Copenhagen if they are in any way identified as Jews.

The Holocaust Museum web site tells us of a different Denmark:

•               Germany occupied Denmark on April 9, 1940. However, Danish Jews were not persecuted until the autumn of 1943.

•               When the German police began searching for and arresting Jews on the night of October 1, 1943, the Danish police refused to cooperate.

•               Unlike Jews in other countries under Nazi rule, the Jews of Denmark were never forced to wear the yellow Star of David or any other identifying badge.

•               Approximately 500 Jews were deported from Denmark to the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia. Following protests from their government, these Danish inmates were allowed to receive letters and even some care packages. Most of them survived the Holocaust.

It seems, from this information, that a Jew could more safely walk the streets of Denmark's capital and count on the Danish government’s protection in 1942 than today, 70 years later. Shameful, and tragic.

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