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The only country that saved almost their entire Jewish population from the holocaust in WW II .
on January 31, 2014
I lived through the German Occupation of Denmark From April 9,1940 to May 5,1945( when General Montgomery freed the
Danes from the Germans) ending the occupation. I know several of the stories from the book to be very much accurate and brought
many memories to me from personal experiences . The book is very readable and well written, I was very impressed with
the fact that ordinary Danes took the chance of hiding fellow Danish jews risking being shot if caught and together helped save
approximately 8000 jews from concentration camps,and certain extermination, called by Hitler ; " The Final Solution.". About 400
Jews were caught by the Gestapo because they could not believe they were going to be rounded up and like cattle shipped to concentration camps in countries under german control.
The Editor for Good Housekeeping for a good number of years researched this book by interviewing people who lived through it all and could add to these stories the changes in Denmark and in their own lives to the present day and most of them are still alive today and living in Denmark. They will never forget their experiences , nor will I.