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Portrait photograph by Judy Glickman of founding member of Danish resistance

Object | Accession Number: 2010.206.1

Black and white photographic print taken by Judy Glickman in 1993 of Frode Jakobsen, a Danish resistance leader. Frode founded the largest underground rescue group, the Ringen [The Ring], and co-founded the Danish Freedom Council to coordinate the efforts of different resistance groups. Frode remained active in the resistance until Denmark was liberated in May 1945. Germany occupied Denmark on April 9, 1940, but allowed the Danish government to retain control of domestic affairs. Jews were not molested and the German presence was limited. After the Germans invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 and began to face military setbacks, a Danish resistance movement developed. On August 29, 1943, the Germans declared martial law and began to address the Jewish problem. A mass deportation was scheduled for October 1. The plan was leaked and Danish citizens organized a large scale rescue effort to hide the Jews and, by the eve of the deportation, had ferried 7000 people, nearly all the Jews in Denmark, to neutral Sweden.

Artwork Title
Frode Jakobsen
creation:  1993
creation: Denmark
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judith Ellis Glickman
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:58:34
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